We oversee the county landfill, keep the public informed of landfill information, and manage the single sort recycling program for the county.
Cottonwood County is part of a 12 county group called the Southwest Regional Solid Waste Commission. For more information, please visit their website.
Cottonwood County also did a project in 2015 with Minnesota Technical Assistance Program to perform solid waste audits in local Cottonwood County businesses to help improve source reduction, and recyling. To view this presentation, please click here. To view the replication model from this intern project, please click here.
Vehicles for Vets MN is a nonprofit car donation program that benefits disabled veterans with the proceeds from donated vehicles. For more information regarding this program, please click here.
In an effort to improve the recycling of materials in the 12-County area of the Southwest Regional Solid Waste Commission, a survey is being mailed to households in the area. Each household that receives this survey was selected at random and will represent the views of others living in the county. Since each county typically receives between 200 and 600 surveys, it is most important for the survey recipients to complete and return it in the postage-paid envelope provided.
The number of households participating in recycling has improved greatly in recent years. It is important for the commission to learn the attitudes, potential problems and suggestions for improving the recycling program in our 12-County area.
You should be receiving your survey within the next week if you were selected to receive one. Please complete and return as soon as possible so the feelings of the general public can be learned concerning the recycling program in your community.
Westbrook - Located by the County highway shop on Davis Ave.
Windom - Located on 8th Ave. at the Cottonwood County Fairgrounds
Bingham Lake - On County Road 2 in town
Schopper Bush - On County Road 4 (3.5 miles north of Jeffers)
Comfrey - On County Road 3 in town
Storden - By the County Highway Shop on Hwy 30
Delft - On White Avenue in town
Talcot Lake - On County Road 62, in driveway of park
Jeffers - By the County Highway Shop in town
We now accept credit cards for landfill fees. In order to pay via credit card, there are small, additional fees. The fee schedule is listed below. To utilize Point & Pay, click here.
Tiered Fee Schedule:
0-$50 - $1.50
50.01-$100 - $3.00
Each Additional $100 - $3.00
Flat fee of $1.50 up to $10,000
Flat fee of $10 for anything over $10,000