Disposal Options

There are two options:

1) Haul Your Own

The Olmsted County Recycling Center Plus offers a one-stop service to individuals who prefer to transport their own garbage and recyclables.  

The facility is located at 305 Silver Creek Road NE in Rochester and is open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Saturday (except for holiday closings).

Recyclable items accepted free of charge at the Recycling Center Plus include:

  • Aluminum cans (buy-back)
  • Clear glass bottles and jars (no window glass, dishware or ceramics)
  • Green, brown and other colored glass bottles and jars
  • Corrugated cardboard (clean only)
  • Boxboard (i.e. cereal, cake and cracker boxes)
  • Office paper
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Telephone books
  • Plastic bottles #1 and #2 (with a neck)
  • Tin food cans, EMPTY aerosol and paint cans
  • Clean scrap iron, aluminum, copper, brass and stainless steel

The Recycling Center Plus also accepts waste for a fee from those who wish to haul their own garbage. Waste brought to the Recycling Center Plus is later transferred to Olmsted County waste disposal facilities.

Items accepted for a  fee (160 KB) at the Recycling Center Plus include (but are not limited to) :

  • Garbage
  • Appliances (recycled)
  • Bikes
  • Carpeting
  • Computer systems (recycled)
  • Construction materials
  • Drywall
  • Furniture
  • Grills
  • Lawn mowers (empty of fluids)
  • Mattresses
  • TVs (recycled)
  • Tires (recycled)

For more information call Olmsted County Environmental Resources at 507 328-7070 (Monday-Friday) or the Recycling Center Plus at 507 328-7020 (Monday–Saturday).

2) Hire a Hauler

Garbage haulers must be licensed to operate in Olmsted County. The following is an alphabetical list of those that are licensed to haul garbage in Olmsted County.   

Licensed Waste Haulers

Types of Waste Collected

Municipal Solid Waste (aka Garbage) = MSW
Construction / Demolition Debris = C&D
Industrial Solid Waste = ISW
Infectious Waste = IW

​Waste Hauler ​Phone #​MSW​C&D​ISW ​IW
​Ace Solid Waste, Inc.​507 433-8131​X​X​X
​Advanced Disposal​507 281-5850​X​X​X​X
​Independent School District #535​507 328-4400​X
​Sunshine Sanitation​507 285-5550​X​X
​Veit Disposal​507 281-3867​X​X​X
​Waste Management​877 480-4439​X​X​X
​Watson Roll Off, LLC​507 280-0447​X​X​X​X
​Wm Hanson Waste Removal & Recycling​507 867-3527​X​X
​Self Haul Options
​Olmsted County Recycling Center Plus​507 328-7070​X​X​X


If you currently hire a hauler to pick-up and haul wastes from your property within the boundaries of Olmsted County and they are not listed above, please call 507 328-7070 immediately.

Garbage haulers in Olmsted County offer collection services with volume-based fees (meaning the more you throw away, the more you pay). You can reduce your waste and save resources by recycling and reducing the amount you throw away. All haulers are required to offer recycling collection services to their customers.

All garbage haulers are also required to collect an Environmental Service Charge from their customers to help fund Olmsted County environmental education and waste abatement activities. 

Environmental Service Charge Residential Customers (495 KB)

Environmental Service Charge Commercial Customers (511 KB)