Mankato’s Annual Clean-up will be held in May at the Public Works Center, 501 S. Victory Dr., with scheduled drop-off dates and times for eligible community members. During Annual Clean-up, those actively billed for garbage service on their City of Mankato utility bill may dispose of unwanted items at no additional cost. Information about Annual Clean-up will be mailed to eligible households.

Scheduled Dates and Times

To help with traffic, scheduled drop-off dates and times have been assigned based on residents’ City utility bill due date. Residents are asked to drop off during scheduled times; dropping off on an unscheduled day may result in having to return on a scheduled day.

Postcard or Identification

Residents will need to bring the color-coded postcard received in the mail when dropping off items to verify the correct drop off day. If the postcard is forgotten, another proof of residency form, such as a driver’s license or utility bill, is required.

Self-unloading of Materials

Residents will need to unload their materials on the site. Assistance may be brought with if needed.

Secure Drug Drop Box and Paper Shredding Services

A secure drug drop box will be available at the Annual Clean-up site for a safe and anonymous place to dispose of unwanted prescription and non-prescription medications. Correctly disposing medications is important because it keeps them out of the community’s water cycle.

Paper shredding service will also be offered and will be available on residents’ scheduled Saturday drop-off date only.

No Mattress or Large Appliance Collection

Although mattresses will not be accepted at Annual Clean-up, residents may bring them to the Ponderosa Landfill at 20028 Gooseberry Lane, Mankato, and any fees paid to them.

For large appliance (refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers) recycling options, contact Green Tech at 507-344-1315.

Other items not accepted as part of Annual Clean-up are concrete, asphalt, tires, recyclable material and hazardous waste.