2500 28th Street - PO Box 57 - Slayton, MN 56172




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City of Lake Wilson
City of Slayton
Current Lake - Swenson Park
Lake Shetek - Marsh's Landing
Lake Sarah - County Park East Side


Many household products you use to clean your kitchen and bathroom, maintain your car and home, and control animals and insects contain hazardous materials. If a container has the words cautionwarningdanger or poison on the label and still has product inside, it does not belong in the trash.   Unusable or unwanted chemicals are considered household hazardous waste when their disposal poses an environmental or health threat. When disposed of in the garbage, down the drain or on the ground, some household chemicals can threaten our environment, harm garbage collectors or hurt you.

Turn household hazardous waste into Murray County's Recycling building in Slayton for safe disposal.

  • Automotive products
    Fuels, brake fluid, etc.  Keep all automotive fluids in separate containers.
  • Cleaning products
    Acids and other corrosive products, drain opener, oven cleaner, bathroom cleaner, rust remover, etc.
  • Electrical
    String lights, electrical cords not attached to electronics, appliances, or battery packs, etc.
  • Home improvement
    Paint, thinners, solvents, adhesives, driveway sealant, wood preservatives, wood stains, lead paint chips, aerosol cans, etc.
  • Lawn and garden chemicals
    Weed killer, insecticides, rodent poisons, pesticides, etc.

Safe Transportation Tips

  • Do not mix products.
  • Seal containers tightly to prevent leaks. Place any leaking containers into another container, such as a plastic bucket with a secure lid.
  • Place containers upright in sturdy boxes to prevent tip-overs and spills in your vehicle.
  • Do not tape fluorescent tubes together.

Light BulbFluorescent Lights

We recycle fluorescent bulbs!  Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) offer a longer-lasting and more energy-efficient approach for lighting than traditional incandescent bulbs. However, CFLs must be managed properly (recycled) at the end of their useful lives due to their own mercury content.  Because of concerns about mercury, Minnesota law bans fluorescent lamps from disposal in the trash, and directs that they must be recycled. This applies to fluorescent lights of all shapes and sizes, including CFLs (Minn. Stat. § 115A.932).

Turn your fluorescent lights into Murray County's Recycling building in Slayton for safe disposal for a slight fee.

Fluorescent bulbs:

  • Linear, U-tube and circline fluorescent tubes
  • Bug zappers
  • Tanning bulbs
  • Black lights
  • Germicidal bulbs
  • High output bulbs, and
  • Cold-cathode fluorescent bulbs

High intensity discharge bulbs:

  • Metal halide
  • Ceramic metal halide
  • High pressure sodium, and mercury vapor


Mattresses are bulky, springy, and a challenge for landfill disposal.  These bulky items can fill up landfills in an alarming rate and it is time to think differently!

Bring your used box springs and mattresses to the Murray County recycling building at 1820 Erlandson Drive between 8am and 430pm, Monday through Friday. For a fee of just $10 per mattress, this new program aims to divert bulky waste in the landfill while turning these old products into something useful again.

Mattresses and box springs recycled through this new program are broken up into four main components: steel, foam, wood and fibers, which will be shipped off and used to make new products such as carpet padding, steel products, filters and automotive insulation.

Around 85 percent of the contents of a mattress and its box springs can be recycled, so let’s do our part.  As you start your spring cleaning, thing RECYCLE!


TV's and Electronics:   .40 cents per pound

Aluminum beverage cans. Clean foil, disposable pie pans and TV Dinner trays.
All Aluminum should be clean and dry; flattened.

Tin Cans:
All steel (tin) beverage and food cans. All cans must be clean and dry. Remove ends and flatten.

All colors, shapes and sizes of unbroken glass bottles, jars and beverage containers.
All caps and rings removed. All glass must be clean and dry.
NO window glass, drinking glasses, ceramics, light bulbs or dishware.
Glass must be separated by color; clear, brown or green.

Check for the following codes on the bottom of the container:
PETE 1 – Containers are plastic pop and liquor bottles.
HDPE 2 – Containers are milk jugs, water jugs, and laundry detergent bottles.
Number 4 and 5 plastics now accepted
Lids and tops must be removed and plastics must be clean, dry and flattened.

Dry, clean newspaper and inserts, bagged in brown paper bags or bundled with string.
NO phone books.

All types of magazines and catalogs.
NO books, TV Guide, Reader’s Digest or any magazine that is not glossy throughout.
All magazines must be dry and bundled in brown paper bags or tied in bundles.

All colors and type of UNWAXED corrugated cardboard, such as shipping cartons, furniture and appliance boxes. (Corrugated cardboard has the layer in the middle.)
Cardboard must be dry, flattened and bundled.

Kraft Paper:
All grocery bags and brown wrapping paper.
Bag and bundle with the cardboard.

Office Paper:
Only white paper is acceptable.
NO colored paper or envelopes with windows. NO JUNK MAIL.
All white office paper must be dry and separated into a paper or plastic bag.

  • NO plastic bags.
  • NO plastic film.
  • NO Styrofoam peanuts.
  • NO Styrofoam packaging.
  • NO Styrofoam egg cartons.

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