Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility (OWEF)

 
 

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 of holiday closings)
Email:pwservice@co.olmsted.mn.us

Finished compost is sold at the OWEF scale house.
***See Compost Site for loading hours

  * Fees/Charges (160 KB)  * Map to Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility (OWEF)Map (637 KB)  

Thanksgiving Closing

11/23/1711/24/17

Recycling Center

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​Haz. Waste FacilityClosedClosed
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*Normal hours resume for all facilities on Saturday, November 25, 2017. 

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.