Mankato’s Annual Clean-up will be held in May at the Public Works Center, 501 South Victory Drive, with scheduled drop-off dates and times for eligible residents.

During Annual Clean-up, Mankato residents actively billed for garbage service on their City of Mankato utility bill may dispose of unwanted items at no additional cost. Information about Annual Clean-up will be mailed to eligible households.

Scheduled dates and times. To help with social distancing and traffic, and to limit people within the drop-off area, scheduled drop-off dates and times have been assigned based on residents’ City utility bill due date. Residents are asked to only drop off during scheduled times; dropping off on an unscheduled day may result in having to return on their scheduled day. Extended hours and days have been added to help accommodate residents so they can participate.

Postcard or identification forms needed. Residents will need to bring the color-coded postcard received in the mail when dropping off items to verify correct drop off day. If the postcard is forgotten, another proof of residency form, such a driver’s license or utility bill, is required.

Self-unloading of materials. To abide by social distancing regulations, residents will need to unload materials on site independently. If help is needed, assistance may be brought with to assist with unloading.

No mattress or large appliance collection. Although mattresses will not be accepted at Annual Clean-up, residents may bring them to the Ponderosa Landfill at 20028 Gooseberry Lane, Mankato, and any fees paid to them. For appliance recycling options, contact Green Tech at 507-344-1315.

Secure drug drop box and paper shredding services. A secure drug drop box will be available at the Annual Clean-up site for a safe and anonymous place to dispose of unwanted prescription and non-prescription medications. Correctly disposing medications is important because it keeps them out of the community’s water cycle when flushed down a toilet or placed down a drain. A paper shredding service will also be offered to residents and will be available on residents’ scheduled Saturday drop-off date only.

Items not accepted as part of Annual Clean-up are concrete, asphalt, tires, large appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers), recyclable material and hazardous waste.

For more information, or if residents are unable to participate in the scheduled drop-off dates, contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.