egg shells, coffee grounds, vegetable bits


but no time or place to compost?

Mankato Zero Waste is a grass roots organization focused on reducing waste in all forms. Currently our biggest effort is a partnership with the cities of Mankato, North Mankato and Lake Crystal, Minnesota, to provide drop-off sites at no extra charge for recycling organics from any area household into useable compost. 

Information on signing up for this service.

Start collecting your household organics from your kitchen or bathroom. See what is accepted. 

Then take your bagged organics (no plastic bags, please) to a city organics dumpster during daylight hours, any day you choose:

  • Mankato: 501 S. Victory Dr. front parking lot, Mankato Public Works Center OR Sibley Park, 901 Mound Ave., near Animal Impound
  • North Mankato: 600 Webster Ave. at the North Mankato Recycling Center
  • Lake Crystal: 132 S. Lilly Street

Your organics will be hauled to our commercial composting facility in Good Thunder to be turned into valuable compost rather than being burned or added to a landfill. 

Our thanks to the cities of Mankato, North Mankato and Lake Crystal for this service to reduce waste in the Greater Mankato Area!

How to Recycle Food Waste

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