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 household organics into useable compost.

For information on signing up for this service, click here.

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

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

In Mankato –501 S. Victory Dr. front parking lot, Mankato Public Works Center OR Sibley Park, 901 Mound Ave., near Animal Impound. 

In North Mankato–600 Webster Ave at the North Mankato Recycling Center.

In 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!

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