Recycling Center Plus

Closed Through April 6, 2020 - Reopening With Limited Garbage Service April 7

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: Closed through April 6 - beginning April 7: Tuesday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 
  Fees/Charges (856 KB)  Map 

Notice: Facility Reopening With Limited Garbage Service April 7

1. Reduced Services - Garbage Disposal and Non-Appliance Bulky Items Only 

The Recycling Center Plus will be open for limited self-haul garbage (and bulky item disposal) service starting Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 8:00 AM.

Garbage is any:

  • kitchen waste

  • food waste

  • disposable wipes

  • pet waste

  • food containers

  • soiled paper products

  • other material that can be decomposed by microorganisms capable of attracting or providing food for vectors including birds and rodents

Garbage Rates

$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

Bulky Items Include:

  • couches

  • mattresses

  • box springs

  • water softeners

  • grills

  • scrap metal

  • tires

Solid Waste Fee Schedule (856 KB)

The facility will only accept cash or check as payment. Staff will not be able to provide or process credit cards.

2. The Facility Will Not Be Accepting:


appliances (e.g., air conditioners, washers, microwaves, ovens)

E-waste (e.g., TVs, monitors, computers, printers). Please find other outlets for this material or store and bring to the facility when fully operating

3. Disposal Process

  • The facility will only accept municipal solid waste - aka garbage - example items above

  • Drive-up service only, located in the south parking lot (see picture at top of page)

  • The facility will only accept cash or check as payment (unable to provide change, NO credit cards)

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

  • Staff will determine the disposal cost using existing Solid Waste Fee Schedule 

  • Staff will direct customers to roll-off area

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

  • Customers must be able to throw trash bags into roll-off containers without assistance

  1. Temporary garbage hauling services are being offered by:

    • Advanced Disposal – 507 281-5850

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

  2. Follow instructions for safely storing your refuse until the Recycling Center Plus can accept items again; or,

  3. Ask a neighbor/friend/family member who has a hauler for assistance until the facility is back up and operating.


Instructions for safely storing household refuse

Store all household refuse in a reusable plastic or metal trash container with a secure lid that is vermin and leak-resistant. If you live in an urban area, all refuse containers must be placed in or adjacent to a garage or adjacent to the residence if there is no garage. Line your trash container with a heavy-duty contractor-grade plastic bag that fits the container. When your kitchen or bathroom liner bags are full, tightly secure the bag and place it in the trash container. You can compact the contractor-grade bag using your feet or mull with the household bag in the container. After putting household bags in the container, tightly twist and wrap the contractor bag liner to further prevent odors. Attempt to drain any surplus liquid in your sink from putrescible waste (any solid waste capable of being decomposed by microorganisms with sufficient rapidity as to cause nuisance from odors, such as kitchen wastes). Tightly wrapped any putrescible waste or pet waste in a separate plastic bag (e.g., grocery bag) or in a watertight bag before being placed in your trash container. Again, tightly twist and wrap the contractor bag liner. Storage containers shall not be overloaded to the extent that the covers cannot be securely fastened.

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