Single Sort Residential Recycling

Recycling CurbieRECYCLING & REFUSE GUIDE (pdf)                                                                               FOOD WASTE COMPOST PROGRAM

 Recycling is collected weekly  
Your pickup day is the same as your refuse/garbage pickup day.

No need to separate when you recycle. You simply put all your recyclable materials into the curbie with the yellow lid.

All City refuse plans include recycling.
All recyclables and refuse must be placed street-side by 7:00 a.m.
Please keep the recycling curbie (yellow lid) and garbage curbie at least three feet apart.

Plastic #1 - #7

Please remove and discard all pumps, and metal handles. Rinse. Plastic bottles & containers can be crushed to save space.  Don't forget to recycle your milk & juice cartons.  (Plastic bags and foam products are NOT accepted.)

Glass Bottles/Jars

Rinse. DO NOT break bottles and jars.  (Window glass, drinking glasses, light bulbs, ceramics are NOT accepted.)

Metal Beverage and Food Cans

Aluminum and Metal Containers, rinse, no need to remove labels or crush. Empty paint cans are also accepted. (Aerosol cans, oil or fuel containers are NOT accepted.)

Paper and Cardboard

Paper from newspapers, magazines, junk mail, greeting cards, dry non-coated food paper box board, and small flat pieces of corrugated cardboard box material are all accepted. 

Other Unaccepted Items: 

Styrofoam packaging, auto glass, light bulbs or mirrors, wallpaper, gift paper or tissue paper, plastic 6 pack holders, photos, slides or negatives, razors, needles or sharps.


Glass, Cans, Plastics, Paper and Cardboard DO NOT need to be separated -

It's simple, just place in your recycle sorting required!


Thank you for Recycling! Recycling is good for the environment and helps to keep your refuse costs down.

Check out for rebates available for certain appliance recycling and purchases of appliances.
RECYCLING DROP OFF SITES – Residents of Saint Peter have two drop off recycling sites in addition to the curbside recycling.  
Click above for more information and site locations.

Hazardous Waste

For information on getting rid of hazardous waste, please contact the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Product Reuse Center.   It is open from April – October at 651 Summit Avenue in Mankato. This service is open to Nicollet County residents. They will accept materials at no charge from households. For more information call (507) 304-4242, or visit the website at
The City of Saint Peter also promotes recycling for holiday light strings, appliances, flourescent light bulbs, electronics, and household hazardous waste. Please watch for collection dates on Facebook, and in our monthly Utility Bill Flyer.
For refuse information click here

Food Waste Compost Program (organics recycling)

In June 2019, the City started offering "drop-off" Food Waste Composting to residential customers at two locations:

The current yard waste compost facility just off North Swift Street (1128 North Swift Street) adjacent to the National Guard Armory.
The overflow parking area of Jefferson Fields (enter at 950 Menk Drive).




Please call (507) 934-0664