Environmental Services
600 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN  55318
(952) 361-1800

Environmental Center
116 Peavey Circle
Chaska, MN  55318
(952) 361-1835

Rural Recycling Drop-Off Sites

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Carver County operates rural recycling drop-off sites in the cities of Cologne, Mayer and Norwood Young America. All three sites are open to residents and businesses year round. The table below is your guide to the locations, hours and staffing for each site. Brochures specific to each site can be download below. For questions regarding hours or closed days, please ask recycling site staff or call (952) 361-1800.

Cologne Recycling Drop-Off Site

(City Public Works Gated Area)
304 Louis St W
Cologne, MN 55322

Sat. 8am - 12pm
Mon - Fri 7am - 3:30pm

2018 Closed Days
The site will be closed on all observed holidays.

Mayer Recycling Drop-Off Site

(east of the waste water treatment facility)
15300 County Road 30
Mayer, MN 55360

April - November
Wed. 5pm - 8pm
Sat. 8am - 12pm

December - March
Sat. 8am - 12pm

2018 Closed Days

Sat. 11/24

NYA Recycling Drop-Off Site

(SW corner of Railroad & Reform)
421 W Railroad Street
NYA, MN  55368

April - November
Wed. 11am - 6pm
Sat. 8am - 12pm

December - March
Wed. 11am - 5pm
Sat. 8am - 12pm

2018 Closed Days

Sat. 11/24

Materials Accepted

The list below is your guide to what types of materials are accepted at the Carver County Rural Recycling Drop-off Sites. Materials must be removed from any plastic bags. For questions regarding materials currently accepted or how materials should be sorted, please ask recycling site staff or call (952) 361-1800.

General Recyclables

▶ Mail, office & school papers
▶ Magazines & catalogs
▶ Newspapers & inserts
▶ Phone books
▶ Shredded paper in closed paper bags
▶ Boxes (cardboard, cereal, cracker, pasta, beverage, shoe & toiletry) (please breakdown & flatten)
▶ Milk, juice, soup & wine cartons
▶ Glass food & beverage bottles & jars
▶ Metal food & beverage containers, foil trays
▶ Plastic bottles, jugs, & food containers #1 – #7

Special Wastes

▶ Used motor oil, oil filters & antifreeze (take containers home & throw in household trash)
▶ Automotive batteries
▶ Scrap metal (metal only, no appliances)
▶ Clothes, shoes & household textiles (clean, dry & placed in tied plastic bags)

We Do NOT Accept The Following

▶ Plastic grocery bags, shrink/stretch wrap
▶ Paper soiled with food
▶ Pizza boxes
▶ Paper plates, cups, napkins & towels
▶ Gift wrap
▶ Feed bags, dog food bags & seed bags fibers
▶ Styrofoam
▶ Lawn edging
▶ Motor oil bottles & other containers that held hazardous products
▶ Drinking glasses, dishes, Pyrex glass & vases
▶ Window glass & mirrors
▶ Broken glass
▶ Aerosol & paint cans
▶ Cans that held hazardous products such as paint thinner containers
▶ Electronics & appliances
▶ Household garbage
▶ Construction & demolition debris
▶ Furniture & mattresses
▶ Fluorescent bulbs
▶ Tires
▶ Household hazardous waste special-waste