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318 Ninth St. Worthington, MN 56187
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Effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Worthington Public Utilities customer service window hours will return to normal business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Access to Worthington Public Utilities (WPU) will be from the Ninth Street entrance to the Nobles County Government Center.  Access to other areas of the Nobles County Government Center will be through the Ninth Street entrance by appointment only.

We encourage our customers to utilize other payment and contact options as indicated under the Customer Services tab.

As the landscape surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change from moment to moment, these hours are subject to change.

WPU’s priority is to protect the health and well-being of our employees, our customers and the general public while continuing to provide essential services in the most efficient manner possible and we are prepared to react to the ever-changing environment accordingly.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual residential spring clean-up has been re-scheduled for Monday, October 5, through Friday, October 9.  Residents may begin putting items out on Wednesday, September 30.  Only those residents currently paying a monthly sanitation charge on their utility bill are eligible to participate.  Businesses and apartment complexes on the commercial dumpster rate are not eligible to participate in the program.  

Large item tags for clean-up can be purchased from Monday, September 28, through Friday, October 2, at a cost of $11 per tag.  Tags are non-refundable but may be used for future annual spring clean-ups.

If your item is not picked up, it is because your items did not meet the guidelines or was put out after City crews had completed pick up in your area.  Crews will make one, and only one, pass through the City.  You will be responsible for the immediate removal of any items not picked up and may be subject to an administrative fine which may include a disposal fee if you do not remove the items.

Tags may be purchased at Schaap Sanitation, City Hall and Worthington Public Utilities.

For more information, please contact Community Services at 507-372-8650, Schaap Sanitation at 507-376-9218 or visit the City of Worthington Facebook page.

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City of Worthington The Salvation Army Heat Share Program Gopher State One Call WPU Rebate Program