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.

Recycling Schedule & Information

RECYCLERECYCLING SURVEY!  Brown County is beginning to update its recycling program, since this program is meant to serve the residents in Brown County, please take a few minutes to take this survey and provide your input as we plan for the future.

Everyone remembers the three “R’s” of the environment - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! We feel like we are now getting a good handle on the Reuse and Recycle part, but lets try working on the third “R”—REDUCE. All of us can take part in reducing our waste, whether its at home, work or school—just consider things such as buying items with less packaging, composting at your home or using both sides of a piece of paper before recycling it! Simple steps in reducing your waste every day will go a long way in benefiting this generation and the next.

Here are some ways you can do your part to reduce waste in your daily lives:

Brown County Recycling Schedule

What Can Be Recycled?

Local Recycling and Energy Conservation Programs


 2023 Upcoming Events Downloadable (PDF)

  • May 3rd – Fluorescent Bulb Collection
    • Springfield - Springfield Market, 101 W Central St., 11 am to 2 pm
  • May 4th – Fluorescent Bulb Collection
    • New Ulm - Brown County Fairgrounds, 1201 N State St., 2 pm to 4:30 pm
  • June 8th - Household Hazardous Waste
    • New Ulm - Brown County Fairgrounds, 1201 N State St. 11 am to 4 pm
  • June 22nd – Household Hazardous Waste
    • Springfield - Brown County Highway Garage, 507 Burns Ave. S, 10 am to 12 pm
    • Sleepy Eye - Brown County REA Building, 24386 State Hwy 4, 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Sept. 14th – Household Hazardous Waste
    • New Ulm - Brown County Fairgrounds, 1201 N State St., 11 pm to 4 pm

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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