ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS:  If you have experienced flooding in your home from the recent rains and your insurance company has deemed your losses to be 50% of your property value or more, you may qualify for a local option abatement. Contact the Brown County Assessor’s office before July 1st @ 507-233-6606 to speak with an appraiser to request an inspection.

Brown County Sanitary Landfill

Contact & Location - Landfill Fees

The Brown County Sanitary Landfill is open Monday – Saturday. This facility serves all waste haulers in the county and private citizens from the county. This state-of-the-art landfill also accepts, for a fee, appliances and tires for recycling.

Contact Information:


21933 County Road 11, Sleepy Eye, MN, 56085


Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 4:45pm
Saturday: 9am - 12:00pm


12-26-2022, Monday (Christmas Day Observed) 
1-2-2023, Monday (New Years Day, Observed)


(507) 359-9151

Landfill Location Map (PDF)

Landfill Fees (as of 9-21-22)

  • Appliances/White Goods $15.00 each
  • E-Waste (Electronic Recycling) $15.00 Each
  • Tires $0.15 per pound*
  • Landfill Tipping Fee $55/ton + 17% Solid Waste Tax ($64.35 per ton) with a minimum charge of $15*
  • Asbestos Items $0.05/pound ($100/ton) $15 minimum charge*
  • General Scale Use Fee $3 per weigh
  • Mattresses $20 per mattress or box spring
  • Out of County Fee Additional $15 per ton/load, whichever is greater
  • Uncovered/Unsecured Load $20 per load

*New fees listed by weight will remain the old fee until the scale is operational.


Upcoming Recyling Events

08 Jun 2023;
11:00AM - 04:00PM
Household Hazardous Waste - New Ulm
22 Jun 2023;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Household Hazardous Waste - Springfield
22 Jun 2023;
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Household Hazardous Waste - Sleepy Eye

Contact Planning & Zoning

Located on the 2nd floor of the Brown County Courthouse

14 S State St,
New Ulm, MN 56073

Telephone: (507) 233-6640
Fax: (507) 233-6643

Laine Sletta - Zoning Administrator, Solid Waste Officer

Robert Santaella - Asst. Zoning Administrator, Septic, Feedlot Officer

Allison Kletscher - Environmental Specialist

Shawn Stoermann - Emergency Manager

Amanda Lang - Feedlot Officer

Patty Zupfer - Office Support Specialist


Mission Statement

Commitment to Excellence through Leadership, Teamwork, and Education


Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
(most offices)

Main Office Phone: 507-233-6600

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Individual Office Hours may vary.


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