Blue Earth County has launched a new web-based tool to assist residents with waste disposal and recycling. Waste Wizard allows residents to search items by name to find out how to properly dispose of them.

The tool, which is specific to Blue Earth County, will give residents information about curbside disposal options, drop-off locations within the County, disposal fees (if any), and any special instructions. For items that can’t be recycled, like artificial Christmas trees or certain plastics, Waste Wizard recommends more sustainable alternatives such as reuse, upcycling and composting. For other items, like clothing or furniture, the tool will suggest donation locations for items that are in good condition.