Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility (OWEF)


Closed On Memorial Day - 5/27/2019

Address: 301 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, MN 55906
Phone: 507 328-7070     Fax: 507 328-7090
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Facility Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM & Saturday 7:30 AM - Noon (except for holiday closings)
Email: pwservice@co.olmsted.mn.us
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Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility 

The Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility (OWEF) is one component of Olmsted County’s integrated approach to solid waste management. The OWEF produces steam and electricity which is provided to 30+ buildings in the Olmsted County District Energy System (OCDES) and reduces the volume of waste that goes to a landfill by about 90%. Since opening in 1987, over two million tons of garbage have been turned into energy.