Recycling Center Plus

(Information Updated 10/20/2020)

Address: 305 Energy Parkway NE, Rochester, MN 55906 (Formerly Silver Creek Rd NE)
Phone: 507 328-7070    Fax: 507 328-7090
Facility Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 
Department Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (except for holiday closings 160 KB
Email: pwservice@co.olmsted.mn.us
  Fees/Charges (856 KB)  Map 

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Starting October 21 - Operations Moving Inside Facility

  • Customer transactions involving garbage, bulky items, electronics, etc. will take place inside the Recycling Center Plus. 

  • It is mandatory that customers wear masks while inside the building - even when inside their vehicle. 

Fee Payment Starting October 21 - Credit Cards Accepted 

  • The facility will once again be able to accept credit cards for items with a disposal fee. 

  • Cash and check will still be accepted by money basket - no change can be given. 

Disposal Process - Starting October 21

  • Customers will not be allowed out of their vehicles while inside the Recycling Center Plus. 

  • Staff will determine the disposal cost using the existing Solid Waste Fee Schedule - except for electronic waste where temporary fees apply (see below).

  • Follow signs and directions from staff.

  • Limit two customers per lane in the roll-off area.

  • Customers must be able to throw their items into roll-off containers and designated disposal areas without assistance.

Garbage Fees:

$5.00 per 30 gallons

$10.00 per 60 gallons

$15.00 per 90 gallons

$20.00 per 120 gallons

$30.00 per cubic yard

Solid Waste Fee Schedule (856 KB)

Temporary Electronic Waste Disposal Fee

Processing electronic waste is particularly challenging and labor intensive under the current circumstances.

We are unable to weigh electronic waste to assess a fee per-pound and must charge a flat fee for various electronic items.

(Not an inclusive list)

Televisions/Monitors:

Flat Screen Televisions & Computer Monitors 
  • Up to 32" = $10.00 each
  • 33" - 60" = $20.00 each
  • 61" and up = $30.00 each

CRT Televisions & Projection Computer Monitors 

  • Up to 32" = $20.00 each
  • 33" - 42" = $40.00 each
  • 43" and up = $60.00 each

Home Office Equipment = $5.00 each

  • Computers 
  • Laptops 
  • Printers 
  • Home Fax/Copy Machine 
  • Keyboards, mice, cords etc. included with equipment piece or up to one small box alone for $5

Home Entertainment Equipment = $5.00 each

  • Stereos, DVD Players, Blue Ray Players, VCRs 

Commercial Copiers & Fax Machines

  • Small = $10.00 each
  • Large = $20.00 each


The following recyclable materials are accepted free of charge but must be pre-sorted:

  • Aluminum cans

  • Clear glass bottles and jars (no window glass, dishware, or ceramics)

  • Colored glass bottles and jars: green, brown, and other colors (no window glass, dishware, or ceramics)

  • Corrugated cardboard (clean only) - remove packaging materials

  • White office paper

  • Newspaper and colored paper

  • Plastics #1 and #2 (with a neck), and clean plastic #5 dairy containers 

  • Tin/steel food cans, empty aerosol and paint cans

  • Clean scrap iron, aluminum, copper, brass and stainless steel

Styrofoam is not accepted in the recycling area at the facility; it is garbage. 


Items commonly accepted for a fee (856 KB) at the Recycling Center Plus include, but are not limited to:

(Household Quantities)

  • Garbage

  • Appliances (recycled)

  • Bikes

  • Brush/tree waste (incidental quantities)

  • Carpeting

  • Computer systems (recycled)

  • Construction and demolition materials (residential quantities)

  • Drywall 

  • Furniture

  • Grills

  • Lawn mowers (empty of fluids)

  • Mattresses

  • TVs (recycled)

  • Tires*

* "Incidental" quantities of tires (8 or fewer per load) will be directed to the Olmsted County Recycling Center Plus for appropriate disposal. Larger quantities (9 or more per load) will be directed to the Kalmar Landfill; call 507 328-7070 in advance.

Large quantities of tires are subject to a special handling fee of $50.00 per 1,000 lbs. of tires, to offset extra processing (shredding and hauling). This is in addition to applicable disposal fees. 

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