4089 Abbott Drive, Willmar, MN 56201, USA

Kandiyohi County Recycling

Frequently Asked Questions

We have a list of questions submitted to the county that have not yet been answered.  Until we receive further direction, we are limited in providing answers to some of your questions. We will do our best to communicate answers to common questions to all residences and continually update this FAQ.  Feel free to call the County at 320-231-3587. At this time the County is not providing alternative size carts, guidance on additional carts, or options for seasonal residents for recycling services.

Please see below for more detailed responses to common questions:

I didn’t receive a cart. Did you miss me?

We are following guidelines, provided by the County, on who is to receive containers. Seasonal residences have currently been excluded from this service but will be able to receive carts at a future date. If you are a seasonal resident and would like a recycling cart please call the County at 320-231-3587 to request a cart and we will deliver one as soon as directed by the County.  If you are not a seasonal residence and believe you have been missed in error, please call us at 320-235-7630 to confirm if you should have received a container.

Are smaller carts than a 95 gallon container available?

No. All residents who desire recycling services through the County program will be provided a 95 gallon recycling cart with a yellow lid. Other sizes have not been made available.

If one cart isn’t enough, can I get more than one recycling cart?

Additional carts will be made available in the future at a reasonable cost. Details are still being determined.

Is driveway service available?

No. Our agreement with the County provides for service at the curb only. Privately maintained roads/drives are not included and carts must be placed at the curb of the closest public road.

I have more than what the container will hold, will you take my extra recycling?

We will do our best to collect infrequent and marginal extras. If you consistently have more recycling than what will fit in your container, we suggest getting additional containers once they are made available. As a general rule, we will only collect what fits into your recycling container. There will be a reasonable cost for an additional container, yet to be determined.

Will there be a drop off option anywhere in Kandiyohi County?
At this time, there will be no drop-off locations for recycling in Kandiyohi County.

Is there a cost?
No, there is no cost to county residents. The County is providing for the service, on your behalf.

Will we be taking corrugated cardboard on the route?
Yes! Please break down your boxes to fit into your container. Please do not stuff the containers too full or they may not empty completely.

How will I know my service day?
You will receive a letter detailing when to expect service. On the back of this letter we will include a calendar. We will eventually provide the County with service maps which will be made available to all residents, online.

Who gets every-other-week service and who gets every-four-week service?
All residents living within the corporate boundaries of the following cities will receive every other week service:

  • Atwater
  • Blomkest
  • Kandiyohi
  • Lake Lillian
  • New London
  • Pennock
  • Prinsburg
  • Raymond
  • Regal
  • Spicer
  • Sunburg
  • Willmar

 We are following resident listings we have received from the County.
Where can customers sell aluminum cans?

Northern Metal Recycling in Willmar

Can customers still use the old blue recycling bins they use now along with the carts?

We will service only our Blue Bins for recycling until August 17th. Please do not use County recycling carts until your first service date, as we are unable to service the carts until August 17th. After August 17th, we will no longer pick up material placed in our Blue Bins. After August 17th, all service is automated with 95-gallon carts.

Will you be taking back the Blue recycling bins I used to use?

If you wish to drop off your old Blue bins, we will take them back for free. We are located at 4089 Abbott Drive in Willmar. We will not be collecting them at households.

Can out of county residents receive these carts & recycling service?

No. Service is only provided to In-County residents. We are observing guidelines on who will receive service, provided by the County.

Will you provide service on my street with a smaller garbage truck?

No, currently all services will be provided with a front-load residential garbage truck. We are not utilizing rear-load or one-ton side load vehicles to collect recycling.

Can I leave my recycling cart at a relative’s house and have it serviced there?

No. This is considered as one residence having more than one container. Details will be forthcoming on this service. For the time being, only one container per household will be serviced.

What number should I call to reach the County?
The County can be reached at 320-231-3587.