Recycling Guide for Nobles County, Minnesota

Recycling Guide

Nobles County, Minnesota

Recycling is for Everyone!

Recycling is for Everyone!

For more information, contact

  • Your local city Hall {in Worthington call the Public Utilities Department at (507) 372-8680}
  • Schaap Recycling Center, (507) 376-9218
  • Nobles County Environmental Services, (507) 295-5322

Nobles County Environmental Services Staff

Wayne Smith
Environmental Services Director

(507) 295-5322 (p)
(507) 372-8348 (f)

Alan Langseth
Environmental Technician

 Contact Alan for all needs concerning

  • Feedlot Management
    Enforcement of Feedlot Ordinance
  • Agriculture Inspector
    Weed Complaints | Seed Inspector | Commercial Application Testing
  • On-Site Sewage - Private Septic Systems

Mark Koster
Environmental Officer

Contact Mark for all needs concerning

Nobles County Budget Online


Board of Appeal and Equalization - Agenda

Nobles County Public Works Office

Stephen P. Schnieder

960 Diagonal Road
PO Box 187
Worthington, MN 56187

(507) 295-5322 (p)
(507) 372-8348 (f)

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Think Green With the Nobles County Recycling Guide

Nobles County Recycling Guide

Recycling In Nobles County

Note: the following guide has been provided to provide information on Recycling Services for residents living and/or working in Nobles County. The information on this page may change from time to time as we make changes to our Recycling Program. Please regard this page's information as up-to-date.


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Glass Recycling

Nobles County Glass Recycling

Green, Brown and Clear Glass

  • Empty, rinse and remove caps and rings
  • Labels do not need to be removed
  • Food and beverage containers only
  • No dishes, mirrors, window or broken glass, light bulbs 
  • No Glass Dishes
  • No Light Bulbs
  • No Mirrors

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Metals Recycling

Nobles County Metals Recycling

Aluminum Cans, Pie Tins, Trays and Tin Food Cans

  • Empty and rinse
  • Remove labels
  • Crushing cans is optional
  • No scrap metals
  • No Aerosol Cans
  • No Screw-On Lids
  • No Paint Cans

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Plastics Recycling

Nobles County Plastics Recycling
Plastics Recycling Symbols
  • Check for appropriate symbols - Plastics #1 thru #7 can be recycled
  • Remove caps, empty and rinse
  • Oil containers: drain, leave caps on
  • Labels do not have to be removed
  • Examples:  pop bottles, milk bottles, degergent bottles, bleach bottles, butter, sour cream and dip containers
  • No Hard Plastics
  • No Toys
  • No Plastic Bags

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Paper Recycling

Nobles County Paper Recycling

Newspaper, Office Paper, Cardboard, Books, Magazines and Phone Books

  • Office paper: white, manila and pastel colored paper, computer paper, copy machine paper and envelopes
  • All unwaxed corrugated cardboard
  • Keep clean and dry
  • Break down cardboard boxes flat
  • Place neatly in brown paper bag or stack and tie into bundle. Place on top of recycling containers at curb.
  • Bag or bundle magazines separately
  • Phone books: bag with newspapers
  • Books: both hard and soft cover
  • Cereal boxes, 12 pack beverage boxes, TV dinner boxes

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