Garbage & Recycling


(Information Updated 10/20/2020)

Recycling - Know What To Throw

Curbside Recycling Cart Guide

Video - Know What To Throw

We know that recycling can be complicated, so we’ve assembled an all-star cast to give you nine tips, to help you recycle right!


Department Slogan - There's a proper place for your waste in Olmsted County and Waste Wizard Icon

Detour To Solid Waste Facilities

Recycling Center Plus - Open Tuesday - Saturday, from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM for modified disposal and recycling services

Starting October 21:

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

  • 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.

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

Hazardous Waste Facility - Open Tuesday - Saturday, from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (see webpage for modified operations)

Hazardous Waste Reuse Center
 - Open Tuesday - Saturday, from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Starting October 21: The Reuse Center will move back to its original location at the Hazardous Waste Facility. See the Reuse Center's updated rules

Compost Site - Open seven days a week during daylight hours

Kalmar Landfill - Open Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Department Office
 - Closed to the public - we are able to continue providing many services via phone and online

Integrated Solid Waste Management System

Olmsted County utilizes an integrated approach to solid waste management to make the most beneficial use of what is thrown away. 

Waste Education Webpage Hyperlink Waste Education 

Hazardous Wate Facility Icon Hazardous Waste Facility

Recycling Center Plus Webpage Hyperlink Recycling Center Plus

Compost Site Webpage Hyperlink Compost Site

Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility Webpage Hyperlink Waste-to-Energy

Kalmar Landfill Webpage Hyperlink Kalmar Landfill

2020 Holiday Hours (60.3 KB)

For more information, call the Olmsted County Environmental Resources Department at 507 328-7070.

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