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What We Do

We oversee the county landfill, keep the public informed of landfill information, and manage the single sort recycling program for the county. 

Cottonwood County is part of a 12 county group called the Southwest Regional Solid Waste Commission. For more information, please visit their website.

Cottonwood County also did a project in 2015 with Minnesota Technical Assistance Program to perform solid waste audits in local Cottonwood County businesses to help improve source reduction, and recyling. To view this presentation, please click here. To view the replication model from this intern project, please click here.

Vehicles for Vets MN

Vehicles for Vets MN is a nonprofit car donation program that benefits disabled veterans with the proceeds from donated vehicles. For more information regarding this program, please click here.

Winter Service Reminder

Hello from your Local Waste Management Team.

We understand weather events are inconvenient and thank you in advance for your understanding. To help our customers better understand our commitment to safety, we have included a brief list of Winter Weather Facts and Tips on how you can help us service you better during winter months.

It is important to understand our vehicles are different from yours, weighing more than 38,000 pounds empty, and don't handle the same in snow and icy conditions. Our drivers make everyone's safety their number one priority; sometimes they can't service a particular road or alley to protect everyone from potential injury or property damage.

Inclement weather affects all of us. Please take the time to ensure the area around your trash and recycling containers is clear of all snow and ice so we can continue to service you without interruption.

A few keys tips to ensure prompt service:

  • Shovel the ground clear of all snow and ice in front and on the sides of your container to allow driver suitable access to service your container.
  • Salt around your containers to aid our drivers in maneuvering around your container safely.
  • If your container resides in an alley, ensure the alley (including all points of entry) is cleared of snow - this is imperative for our drivers to have direct access to your container on your scheduled pick up day.
  • If your container resides in a corral, ensure both the corral doors can swing open to their fullest capacity.

Our goal is to service your containers on time, every time. However, weather conditions may cause unexpected delays. You can help minimize delays by ensuring the area around your trash and recycling containers are cleared of all snow and ice throughout the winter season.

We are always available to assist you with any questions or inquiries you may have regarding your service. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service through www.wm.com.

We appreciate your business!

Waste Management

[ Department Contacts ]

Solid Waste Department
Phone: 507-831-1389
Landfill
Phone: 507-831-3781
Office Hours:
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Last loads in by 3:30 pm)
Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 12 noon
1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month

Location:
Cottonwood County Landfill
43973 County Road 22
Windom, MN 56101

Recycling

Open 24/7:

Westbrook - Located by the County highway shop on Davis Ave.

Windom - Located on 8th Ave. at the Cottonwood County Fairgrounds

Bingham Lake - On County Road 2 in town

Schopper Bush - On County Road 4 (3.5 miles north of Jeffers)

Comfrey - On County Road 3 in town

Storden - By the County Highway Shop on Hwy 30

Delft - On White Avenue in town

Talcot Lake - On County Road 62, in driveway of park

Jeffers - By the County Highway Shop in town

POINT & PAY

We now accept credit cards for landfill fees. In order to pay via credit card, there are small, additional fees. The fee schedule is listed below. To utilize Point & Pay, click here.

Credit Cards:

Tiered Fee Schedule:

0-$50 - $1.50

50.01-$100 - $3.00

Each Additional $100 - $3.00

E-checks:

Flat fee of $1.50 up to $10,000

Flat fee of $10 for anything over $10,000