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2015 Environmental Achievement Award Nominations - Due 10/16/2015

Recognizing community members, businesses, and organizations that make a significant contribution to environmental quality in Olmsted County is at the core of what the Environmental Achievement Awards stand for.

The awards were developed in 1992 to recognize individuals and groups that are making Olmsted County a more sustainable community through innovative programs and practices that demonstrate environmental leadership.

To nominate an individual, family, youth, organization, farm, or business you can print off the standard nomination form or fill in the online nomination form and print off when completed.

Completed nominations are due by October 16, 2015 to Brittney Marshall.

Categories available for nomination include climate change, conservation, education, energy, renewables, sustainable food production, water, and other.

Seasonal Updates

Finished compost can be purchased for a  fee (160 KB) Monday through Saturday, 7:30 AM- 4:30 PM at the Scale House near the Waste-to-Energy Facility located at 301 Silver Creek Road NE in Rochester. 

  • Vehicles must be loaded and out by 4:30 PM 
  • Customers load their own compost and provide their own containers
  • $0.50 per 5 gallon container
  • $25.00 per ton
  • An Olmsted County employee is available to load 10,000 # (or greater) GVW vehicles for a price of $30.00 per ton from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.

   2015 Holiday Hours (38 KB)

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Waste Education

Waste Education Webpage Hyperlink

Hazardous Waste Facility

Hazardous Waste Facility Webpage

Recycling Center Plus 

Recycling Center Plus Webpage Hyperlink

Compost Site

Compost Site Webpage Hyperlink


 Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility Webpage Hyperlink

 Kalmar Landfill

Kalmar Landfill Webpage Hyperlink

Olmsted County utilizes an integrated approach to solid waste management to make the most beneficial use of what is thrown away. Click on the above photos for more information about each of the components. 

For more information call the Olmsted County Environmental Resources Department at 507 328-7070 or call the Garbage and Recycling Information Line 507 328-7077 (24-hours).

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