**Curbside or ally pickup carts should be out by 7:00AM on service day to ensure pickup. We ask Sleepy Eye Residents to have it out the night before as the Sleepy Eye crew starts at 4:00AM
**What cannot be placed into the garbage carts or dumpsters?
Tires, Ashes, Florescent Light Bulbs, Appliances, Electronics, Brush/Compost, Liquid Cleaners, Metals, Paint, Medical Waste, Oil Filters, Industrial Waste, Carcasses, Brick/Cement/Shingles, and Hazardous Waste.
**What should I do with large bulky items that don’t fit in my garbage container?
Contact our office today and we can help you figure out the best solution to get rid of those bulky items.
**Can batteries be thrown in the trash?
Most common, household batteries can be thrown in the trash if they are alkaline and non-rechargeable. Rechargeable, button, and lead batteries cannot be thrown in the trash. Look for a Household Hazardous Waste day near you.
**Can I throw my old Christmas lights in the trash?
Christmas lights can be thrown in the trash. If you would like to recycle them, there are several collections usually in January. Collection locations may include local schools and Rural Electric Assoc.
**Can thermometers be thrown in the trash?
Digital thermometers can be thrown in the trash once the batteries have been removed. Alcohol-based glass thermometers can go in with your recycling. If your thermometer contains mercury, it cannot be thrown in the trash. Most local Household Hazardous Waste collections will take mercury thermometers.
**Where can I bring paint, cleaners, or other potentially hazardous substances?
Potentially hazardous substances; such as paint, cleaners, fertilizers, or pesticides, are not accepted in household trash. Please see the Household Hazardous Waste collections. Sleepy Eye Ace Hardware in Sleepy Eye participates in the State Paint Recycling Program too.
**We do collect compost for city of New Ulm, Sleepy Eye, and Springfield residents. Compost can consist of grass and leaves ONLY! We do NOT haul away stumps, branches, or sticks. These can be taken to city compost sites by residents.