Organics Recycling Drop Off

FREE SERVICE!

Mankato Zero Waste is a nonprofit that focusses on reducing, reusing and recycling to keep waste out of
the landfill. We have two campaigns right now: Organics recycling for residents and plastics recycling for
businesses.

Residential Organics Recycling Program

Organics recycling is a free service for everyone provided by a partnership between Mankato Zero
Waste and the city of Mankato, North Mankato and Lake Crystal. It is an important way you can keep
food scraps and other compostables out of the landfill, reduce waste and save money. This effort on
your part to reduce waste is simple and really helps protect the environment from methane created in
the landfill. Methane is the third-largest contributor to climate change and food scraps are the biggest
contributor to methane in the landfill. You can also save money by reducing your trash and downsizing
your bin. The added benefit is your food scraps produce good quality compost that combats climate
change by growing healthier food, storing carbon in the soil, stopping erosion, retaining water in the soil
and acting as a natural healthy fertilizer that doesn’t pollute our environment.
Organics recycling is separating out your food scraps and anything else made from plants such as
compostable products, Kleenex, paper towels, napkins, pizza boxes, egg carton, paper plates and
products labeled BPI Certified compostable. Once collected in a paper or compostable bag, you can take
them to one of 4 organics recycling dumpsters at: The Public Works Building at 501 S. Victory Dr. (by
Hoffman intersection), Sibley Park at 901 Mound Ave (by the annex and the Kiwanis storage garage),
North Mankato Riverbend Recycling Center at 600 Webster Avenue or Lake Crystal recreation Center at
621 West Nathan Street. Please see a more extensive list of what you can take to the dumpsters and
other details on our website www.mankatozerowaste.com. Also please sign up to use the dumpsters
with the respective cities so we know how many people are using the service.

If you want to volunteer to do even more for the environment, you can: Become a neighborhood block
captain who has a sign in your yard letting your neighbors know you recycle organics and would love to
talk to them about it; you can start your own business collecting your neighbor’s organics and taking
their food scraps to the dumpster for them; you can find a high school student in your neighborhood
who would like to start a business collecting organics. Click on this link and learn about the business
offer student Evie has for students https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cZ7tKcXNCp902a2iNKUsN1-
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Refund Policy

If the returned item is missing any parts, or is damaged during return shipping due to improper packaging by buyer, the amount of loss will be deducted, giving the buyer only a partial refund. Required condition standards are listed below.

Items can be returned within 30 days of receipt of delivery. Once the item is received back to us, it will take 2 business days for the refund to be processed and 7-10 business days for the refund amount to show up in your account. 


Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy

If you need to return an item, the item must be returned in the same condition in which it was received, and it must include all items that were in the original package. Your return label will require you to return the item at your own expense.

When you order from a hosted vendor, your return is sent back to the seller instead of Blue Earth Project. While most sellers offer a return policy equivalent to ours, some seller return policies may vary. If the seller does not provide a return policy, our policy will be the default. 


Required Condition Standard:

  • Unused, unaltered, with no damage or signs of use.
  • Item(s) cannot appear washed or used
  • Item(s) cannot be altered in any way
  • Item(s) cannot be stained (dirt, makeup, food, etc.)
  • All parts must be intact
  • Must be returned with original product packaging: boxes, bags or any items used to wrap and protect the item
  • Must include all items that were included in the original package, such as free gifts or bonus items.
  • Items must have original tags, labels, and/or any accompanying materials that were originally included.


Why does Blue Earth Project have this policy?

By eliminating the uncertainty of what's acceptable to return and what isn't through return guidelines, we create a more consistent experience for both the buyer and the seller.

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