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

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

Robert Santaella - Zoning Administrator, Solid Waste Officer

Amanda Lang- Asst. Zoning Administrator, Septic, Feedlot Officer

Allison Kletscher - Environmental Specialist

Shawn Stoermann - Emergency Manager

Tessa Klabunde - Feedlot Officer

Patty Zupfer - Office Support Specialist


Mission Statement

Commitment to Excellence through Leadership, Teamwork, and Education


Department Directory

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

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