Starting January 1, 2020, Mille Lacs County recycling drop site locations and hours will be changing. Recycling drop sites will be located in Isle, Milaca, Onamia, and Princeton; three of the four drop sites will have 24-hour availability, and all drop sites will accept single-sort recycling. In January look for black roll-off containers; in February these will be replaced with blue trailers. Please remember to check the accepted materials list before depositing your recyclables, and place materials loosely in the receptacles, closing the door or tarp when you’re done.
Remember to place all recyclables loosely in the recycling trailer, break down cardboard boxes, and make sure recyclable materials are clean and dry. Please place caps back on all recyclables after they’re emptied and only deposit materials that are on the accepted materials list.
• Isle: 465 Isle Street WestOpen 24 Hours.• Milaca: 565 8th Street NEOpen 24 Hours.• Onamia: 35617 125th AvenueOpen 24 Hours.• Princeton: 10039 55th StreetOpen Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.For additional information, please contact the Mille Lacs County Environmental Resources Office at 320-983-8325.
All Mille Lacs County’s drop site recycling is taken to Dem-Con in Shakopee, MN, where all the recycling is separated, baled, and marketed. Watch the video on YouTube to see how Dem-Con separates all your recycling! At the recycling drop sites, there is no need to separate your recycling. Just place all your recycling loosely in the container, but remember no plastic bags!
Materials must be empty, flattened and dry. Newspapers & Inserts; Cardboard (Non-Waxed); Brown Paper Bags; Envelopes, Catalogs & Magazines; Printer Paper (All Colors); Paperboard (Dry Food Boxes & Beverage Cases).
Materials must be empty and rinsed with caps on. Containers Labeled # 1, #2 & #5.
Materials must be empty and rinsed with caps on; do not flatten. Milk Cartons & Juice Boxes; Broth & Other Liquid Carton Containers.
Materials must be empty and rinsed with caps on; place metal lids in can and pinch shut. Aluminum Cans; Steel/Tin Cans; Brown, Clear & Green Glass Food & Beverage Containers.
Dispose of at East Central Solid Waste landfill.
Coat Hangers & Aluminum Foil
Styrofoam & Packing Peanuts
Wet or Rotten Materials
Garden Hoses & Extension Cords
Auto Glass, Window Glass, & Mirror Glass
Ceramics & Porcelain
Glass Cookware, Drinking Glasses & Vases
Plastic Lined Boxes
Compostable Plastics—PLA #7
Paper Towels, Napkins, Plates & Tissues
Hazardous Chemical & Motor Oil Containers
Plastic Films (Wraps, Tarps, Juice Pouches)
Dispose of at Stearns County HHW Facility.
Alkaline & Rechargeable Batteries
Syringes & Needles
Recycle at participating facilities. Visit www.plasticfilmrecycling.org for helpful information.
Call the Environmental Resources Office at 320-983-8325 with any additional questions.