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Holiday Closing - Labor Day

The Olmsted County Recycling Center Plus, Hazardous Waste Facility, Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility, and Olmsted County Kalmar Landfill will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. 

Normal hours will resume for all facilities on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. For additional information, contact Olmsted County Environmental Resources at 507 328-7070.

 Labor Day Press Release (68 KB)

Public Hearing Notice 

Notice is hereby given by the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners, that a public hearing to hear testimony with regard to designation. The hearing is scheduled for sometime after 9:00 A.M. on September 8, 2015 at the meeting of the County Board to be held in the Board Chambers in the Government Center, 151 Fourth Street SE, in Rochester, Minnesota.

 Public Hearing Notice (109 KB)

Fee Changes at Olmsted County Facilities 

On May 12, 2015, the Olmsted County Board approved revisions to the Olmsted County Solid Waste Management Ordinance.  These changes are effective July 1, 2015 except for OCRC which will be effective October 1, 2015.

 Approved Changes (104 KB)

Byron Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 
 4 pm - 7 pm
 Byron Fire Hall (707 Frontage Rd NW, Byron, MN 55920

 Byron Hazardous Waste Collection Poster (276 KB)

Seasonal Updates

Finished compost can be purchased for a  fee (160 KB) Monday through Saturday, 7:30 AM- 4:30 PM at the Scale House near the Waste-to-Energy Facility located at 301 Silver Creek Road NE in Rochester. 

  • Vehicles must be loaded and out by 4:30 PM 
  • Customers load their own compost and provide their own containers
  • $0.50 per 5 gallon container
  • $25.00 per ton
  • An Olmsted County employee is available to load 10,000 # (or greater) GVW vehicles for a price of $30.00 per ton from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.


  2015 Holiday Hours (38 KB)

 2016 Holiday Hours (48 KB)

2017 Holiday Hours (49 KB)

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Waste Education and Reduction 

Hazardous Waste Facility


Recycling Center Plus


Compost Site


Olmsted Waste-to-Energy


Olmsted County Kalmar Landfill

Olmsted County utilizes an integrated approach to solid waste management to make the most beneficial use of what is thrown away. Click on the above photos for more information about each of the components. 

For more information call the Olmsted County Environmental Resources Department at 507 328-7070 or call the Garbage and Recycling Information Line 507 328-7077 (24-hours).

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Event Recycling


Do you need a recycling bin for a graduation party, a family reunion, or a celebrate the season (whatever season it may be) party? Most SEMREX members have bins like the one pictured that will loan you.

Or do you need several recycling bins for a softball or soccer tournament, or maybe an ice show? Again, the members of SEMREX may be able to help you.

These Clear Stream containers are easy to transport, easy to set up, and are clearly marked for can and bottle recycling. The circular holes in the lid make it clear the container is for recycling, and not for trash.

If you would like to use the Olmsted County Clear Stream containers for your event, please contact Environmental Resources at 507 328-7070 to reserve and fill out the following agreement to bring with you.

 Event Recycling User Agreement  (12 KB)

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