Recycling Center Plus

See New Facility Hours

(Information Updated 08/14/2020)

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 

Current Detour To Solid Waste Facilities

Phase 2 detour to solid waste facilities

Modified Garbage and Recycling Service

Facility may temporarily close due to lightning or severe weather. 

Recycling Center Plus Traffic FLow

Fee Payment - Cash or Check Only - No Change Can Be Given

  • The facility will only be able to accept cash or check as payment for items that have a fee 

  • Staff will not be able to provide change or process credit cards

  • Receipts are not given

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 recommend holding onto your e-waste until we can fully restore traffic flow to the way it was pre-COVID-19.

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

Disposal Process

  • Customers will not be allowed out of their vehicles in the Garbage Transaction Area (maintaining social distancing measures)

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

  • 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


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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