Recycling Schedule & Information

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


Local Recycling and Energy Conservation Programs

 2020 Upcoming Events (Downloadable PDF)

  • Cancelled - May 6th – Fluorescent Bulb Collection  -  Press Release (PDF)
  • Cancelled - May 7th – Fluorescent Bulb Collection  -  Press Release (PDF)
  • June 4th – Free Household Hazardous Waste - Map Instructions (PDF)
    • New Ulm - Brown County Fairgrounds, 1201 N State St. 12 pm to 5 pm
  • June 30th - Free Household Hazardous Waste- Map/Instructions (PDF)
    • Springfield - Brown County Highway Garage, 507 Burns Ave., 10 am to 12 pm (Note time change)
    • Sleepy Eye - Brown County REA Building, 24386 State Hwy 4, 2 pm to 5 pm (Note time change)
  • Sept. 9th – Fluorescent Bulb Collection
    • Springfield - Springfield Market,  101 W Central St., 11 am to 2 pm
  • Sept. 10th – Fluorescent Bulb Collection
    • New Ulm - Brown County Fairgrounds, 1201 N State St., 2 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Sept. 17th – Free Household Hazardous Waste
    • New Ulm - Brown County Fairgrounds, 1201 N State St., 12 pm to 5 pm

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

Andy Meyer - Environmental Specialist

Shawn Stoermann - Emergency Manager

Amanda Lang - Feedlot Officer

Patty Zupfer - Office Support Specialist



Data Practices:

Salary Compliance Notice:

Performance Measure Report:


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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