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Schapp Sanitation
Residential and commercial waste collection

Schaap Sanitation FAQ


Where should I set my garbage & recycling containers?
Please set your Schaap Sanitation container along the sidewalk or curb on the night before your day of service.

What time should I have our garbage & recycling containers out?
All garbage and recycling containers for the Southwestern Minnesota region should be set out by the night before the day of collection.

What do I do with paint & chemicals?
We can dispose of any paint cans that are either empty or in which the paint is completely hardened.

Can I pay my SW Minnesota sanitation services bill online?
Yes, you can click the bill pay link here or the Bill Pay button top of every page.

Do you take credit cards? Is there a fee? Which cards do you accept?
We accept Visa, and MasterCard for your convenience. There is no fee for this service and it only takes a few minutes on the phone.

What if I have extra garbage or need a special pickup?
Extra garbage and special pickup will be taken for a small additional fee. Just call our office the day before trash service to schedule the extras and/or special pickup to be taken. Extras and special pickups will be left unless Schaaps Sanitation has received a phone call granting permission to take them. Please call for scheduling.

Where is the transfer station and what is the phone number?
The Southwest Minnesota regional transfer station phone number is 507-376-9218.

How do we dispose of larger items such as couches or beds? Is there any charge?
Larger items will be picked up the same as any extras or special pickups. There is an additional cost, so please call to get the cost of a specific item, as the prices vary.

What is your billing cycle?
Commercial garbage collection customers are billed on a monthly basis. Residential trash customers are billed quarterly. Monthly billing is offered if preferred.

What is the fuel and material surcharge for?
The basic price our company charges covers operating costs - labor, supplies, insurance, energy, etc. - plus a profit. The fuel surcharge is needed to pay for the marginal increase in costs due only to the higher cost of diesel fuel and other petroleum based products while oil prices are very unstable.