Garbage & Recycling


State's Stay At Home Restrictions - Still In Effect - Please Stay Home

If you do not have a garbage hauler and you absolutely need to dispose of your solid waste: 

Recycling Center Plus - Will be open for limited hours for reduced services starting Tuesday April 7. Facility will accept limited household garbage and bulky items (e.g., couches, mattresses, box springs, water softeners, grills), scrap metal, and tires - No appliances or electronics. 

  • Facility will only accept cash or check as payment. Staff will not be able to provide change or process credit cards. 

  • Hours will be from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Tuesday - Saturday. Visit the Recycling Center webpage for more info.

Temporary garbage hauling services are also being offered by:

  • Advanced Disposal – 507 281-5850

  • Hometown Haulers – 507 633-6000
    Offers per-bag service - must purchase 10 bags 

Hazardous Waste Facility - Closed until May 4

Compost Site - Open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM - Closed on weekends

Kalmar Landfill - Commercial loads only through April 10

  • Residential Options for construction and demolition debris disposal are being offered by:

    • Veit Disposal at 507 281-3867 

    • Sunshine Sanitation at 507 285-5550

    • Advanced Disposal at 507 281-5850 

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

Detour to Campus Facilities

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

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

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