Recycling Center Plus

Address: 305 Silver Creek Rd NE, Rochester, MN 55906 
Phone: 507 328-7070     Fax: 507 328-7090
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Facility Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(except for holiday closings 160 KB
  Fees/Charges (856 KB)  Map 

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The Olmsted County Recycling Center Plus offers one-stop service to individuals who want to transport their own garbage and recyclables.

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

  • Aluminum cans (buy-back)

  • 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)

  • White office paper

  • Newspaper and colored paper

  • Magazines

  • Telephone books 

  • 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

Garbage haulers offer curbside collection of recyclable materials. Please check with them to see what materials are collected and if sorting is required.

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

  • Garbage

  • Appliances (recycled)

  • Bikes

  • Brush/tree waste (incidental quantities)

  • Carpeting

  • Computer systems (recycled)

  • Construction materials

  • 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 (OCRC) for appropriate disposal. Larger quantities (9 or more per load) will be directed to the Kalmar Landfill; call 507 328-7070 in advance.

At a minimum, Olmsted County requires residences & businesses to recycle the following items:

​Residential ​Business
​Aluminum cans​Aluminum cans
​Aluminum scrap​Aluminum scrap
​Corrugated cardboard​Corrugated cardboard
​Glass containers​Glass containers
​Newsprint ​Mixed paper
Office paper

Other items that may be recycled include:
  • Plastic bottles
  • Magazines
  • Tin/steel cans

Check with your garbage hauler or recycling center for a complete list.

Reducing and Recycling
Reducing and recycling your waste saves resources. In addition to creating less waste, you may save money on your garbage bill.