Kandiyohi County accepts sorted recyclables. Self-sorting at the time of discard is a cost effective and safe solution for residents to reduce their waste and protect our future. Recycled materials collected through curbside, drop-sites or private garbage haulers are brought to the Recycling Center in Willmar located at 1400 22nd Street SW. The County prides itself in providing many job opportunities through its recycling efforts, including employment for adults with disabilities.
It is important to sort recyclables and check symbols before placing into a recycle bin. Kandiyohi County Recycling Center reports over 190,000 pounds of garage is found among recycled materials annually. This leads to contamination and creates a safety hazard for employees handling recyclables at the Recycling Center.
WHAT IS RECYCLABLE?
Plastics: Containers, jugs and bottle marked with symbols 1-2-3-4-5. Large jars with symbol 6 are not recyclable at this time. Plastic toys, kitchenware and utensils are not being collected.
Glass: Glass food jars and bottles in any color. No window glass, mirrors, ceramics or automobile glass accepted.
Metal: Steel, tin and aluminum food and beverage cans. Residents may receive a premium for bringing their aluminum cans to the Recycling Center in Willmar at 1400 22nd Street SW. You may call 320.231.3487 for the current price per pound.
Newspaper: Newsprint and ads. These should be free from any debris or contamination and remain separate from other types of paper and paperboard.
Paper: Brown bags, junk mail, school/office paper, magazines, phone books, refrigerated and shelf-stable cartons and paperboard. Paperboard examples are cereal, cracker and tissue boxes.
RECYCLING CENTER ONLY
Corrugated Cardboard: Cardboard must be flattened and clean. The Kandiyohi County Recycling trucks are not equipped to handle cardboard collection.
WHAT IS NOT RECYCLABLE?
Paper towels, tissue paper, toilet paper, needles/sharps, diapers, batteries, aerosol cans, and florescent bulbs are all things that cannot be put in with your recycling! Florescent bulbs are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste building.
Needles, Sharps & Syringes - Please read more about safely disposing of sharps.
Note: The Recycling Center has collection bins for Plastics, Metal, Newspaper, Paper and Corrugated Cardboard. Convenient drive-up access is available 24/hours/seven days a week. It is located at 1400 22nd Street SW in Willmar.
REDUCE. REUSE. RECYCLE. REDUCE. REUSE. RECYCLE.
Recycling Center: 320-231-3487
Household Hazardous Waste Center: 320-231-3587