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Holiday Closing - Thanksgiving

ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA, The Olmsted County Recycling Center Plus, Hazardous Waste Facility, and Kalmar Landfill will be Closed on Thursday, November 26th, and Friday, November 27th, 2015, in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility (OWEF) will be Closed on Thanksgiving Day, and Open regular hours on Friday, November 27th.

Normal hours will resume for all facilities on Saturday, November 28th, 2015. For additional information, contact Olmsted County Environmental Resources at 507 328-7070.

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)

 2016 Holiday Hours (48 KB)

2017 Holiday Hours (49 KB)

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Olmsted County

Integrated Solid Waste Management System


     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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