Garbage & Recycling


(Information Updated 09/21/2020)

Detour To Solid Waste Facilities

Detour beginning August 31

Detour to Campus Facilities

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

  • Facility will only accept cash or check as payment for items with a fee

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

  • Receipts are not given

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

Hazardous Waste Reuse Room - Open at a new location in the Quonset hut south of the Compost Site. Follow the entrance to the Compost Site. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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

Recycling - 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

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 Waste Facility Webpage  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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