Environmental Resources


Address: 2122 Campus Drive SE Suite 200, Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: 507 328-7070     Fax: 507 328-7090
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Email: pwservice@co.olmsted.mn.us

State's Stay At Home Restrictions - Still In Effect - Please Stay Home

If you do not have a garbage hauler and you absolutely need to dispose of your solid waste: 

Recycling Center Plus - Will be open for limited hours for reduced services starting Tuesday April 7. Facility will accept limited household garbage and bulky items (e.g., couches, mattresses, box springs, water softeners, grills), scrap metal, and tires - No appliances or electronics. 

  • Facility will only accept cash or check as payment. Staff will not be able to provide change or process credit cards. 

  • Hours will be from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Tuesday - Saturday. Visit the Recycling Center webpage for more info.

Temporary garbage hauling services are also being offered by:

  • Advanced Disposal – 507 281-5850

  • Hometown Haulers – 507 633-6000
    Offers per-bag service - must purchase 10 bags 

Hazardous Waste Facility - Closed until May 4

Compost Site - Open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM - Closed on weekends

Kalmar Landfill - Commercial loads only through April 10

  • Residential Options for construction and demolition debris disposal are being offered by:

    • Veit Disposal at 507 281-3867 

    • Sunshine Sanitation at 507 285-5550

    • Advanced Disposal at 507 281-5850 

Department Office - Closed to the public - we are able to continue providing many services via phone and online

Our Mission

To sustainably manage resources to protect our air, soil, and water for future generations.

Department Overview

The Environmental Resources Department provides for the integrated management of solid waste and supports the Environmental Commission & Environmental Management Team.

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