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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)

Dover/Eyota Mobile Hazardous Waste Collection

2015 Dover/Eyota Mobile Hazardous Waste Collection (229 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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Recycling Center Link 

Education Picture and Link
Waste Reduction/Education

Yard Waste Picture and Link
Yard Waste Composting



Hazardous Waste picture and link
Hazardous Waste Management

 Landfill picture and link

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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