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Good decisions are based on knowledge. Our goal is to teach Olmsted County residents how to make the most of our resources through an understanding of how and why our Integrated Solid Waste Management System provides a proper place for waste. Effective waste education helps us all to become stewards of our environment.
Curbside Recycling Cart Guide - Olmsted County.pdf (427 KB)
(not an inclusive list)
Some of the items that are not acceptable in your curbside recycling cart can and should be recycled.
For example, rechargeable batteries are considered hazardous waste and should be brought to the Hazardous Waste Facility. TVs, computers, and other electronic items should be brought to the
Recycling Center Plus.
If you're not sure how to correctly recycle or dispose of an item, enter it into the Waste Wizard.
Background on recycling (938 KB) in Olmsted County: Lesson plans and resources for teachers.
start a school recycling program (752 KB) or gain participation: A how-to guide and outside resources.
assess a school’s waste (1.01 MB) and other outside resources.
If you would like a representative from the Environmental Resources Department to speak at an event regarding garbage and recycling, please complete the request form below.
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