Industrial Solid Waste



Olmsted County is committed to its continued waste management services that are a critical component of maintaining the County's public health and safety. The County Environmental Resources Department is aligning staff to continue to provide the expected service to our customers through our Industrial Solid Waste Management Program.  

However, due to the evolving impacts of COVID-19, certain services for managing customers' wastes may be delayed and impacted. We respectfully request that customers be patient as we work to accommodate your waste management needs.

Industrial solid waste is defined as waste that is generated by businesses from an industrial or manufacturing process or waste generated from non-manufacturing activities that are managed as a separate waste stream. Businesses that utilize manufacturing or industrial processes, or that are service or commercial establishments, are likely producing industrial solid waste. This is a special classification of non-hazardous, non-household waste that requires, by state law, special evaluation to determine the proper disposal method.

Generators of industrial solid waste are responsible for evaluating the waste and demonstrating that it is non-hazardous, either by documentation of the waste's characteristics and/or by laboratory testing. Common types of industrial solid waste from businesses are: 


Animal Remains & Carcasses (364 KB)

Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) Disposal Fact Sheet (518 KB)

Ash (360 KB)

Chemically Treated Wood (292 KB)

Confidential Documents (336 KB)

Contaminated Soil (377 KB)

Decontaminated Infectious Wastes (436 KB)

Deer & Elk Carcasses(CWD potential carcasses) (1023 KB)

Electrical Component Wastes (344 KB)

Empty Chemical Containers (741 KB)

Epoxy, Fiberglass, Urethane & Polyurethane Resins (359 KB)

Food Waste (477 KB)

Foundry Wastes (309 KB)

Industrial Non-Recyclable Plastics (393 KB)

Infectious Wastes (436 KB)

Ink Sludges, Solvents & Clean-up Materials (602 KB)

Machining Wastes (329 KB)

Non-Combustible Inert Wastes (849 KB)

Non-Recyclable Glass (280 KB)

Oil Contaminated Wastes (452 KB)

Paint Residue, Filters and Dust (628 KB) 

PCB Contaminated Wastes (338 KB)

Sludges (520 KB)

Spent Carbon Filters (279 KB)

Spilled Non-Hazardous Materials (408 KB)

Street Related Wastes (226 KB)

Tires (339 KB)


The cost for disposal of industrial waste is the same as for other types of solid waste. Call 507 328-7070 for more information and requirements.