Blue Earth County – Recycling Event

Published July 2021

Blue Earth County, MN – Recycling Event


Blue Earth County Bulb Day


Accepting: Lamps, Ballasts (bulbs)

Location: Blue Earth County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 651 Summit Avenue, Mankato, 56001

Time/Date July 28th, 2021 – 9am-1pm


  • .50 cents for each 4-foot or shorter bulb
  • .75 cents for bulbs more than 4-feet long and circular, u-shaped, and compact bulbs
  • $2 for HID lamps and broken fluorescents
  • $2.50 for shatter-shield fluorescent bulbs
  • $5 for UV and neon lamps

Xcel Energy customer promotion – Xcel Energy commercial customers will not be charged for disposal of up to 10 light bulbs. Businesses that aren’t Xcel customers may take advantage of reduced disposal fees during the promotion. Xcel Energy customers must show a copy of a current bill to be eligible for the free disposal option.  Checks should be made out to “RRI”.

For more information, call the Blue Earth County Property & Environmental Resources department at (507) 304-4251.

IMPORTANT! – Please take the following steps to protect yourself and our staff:

  • Maintain social distance. Minimum of 6′ required between all parties.
  • If possible, place waste in your trunk or truck bed.
  • Stay in your vehicle; staff will unload.