Solid Waste Facility
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Rice County Solid Waste Facility has transitioned to a modified way of operating. Our limited modified operations allow self-haulers to dispose of their solid waste on an appointment basis only.
This option is only available for RICE COUNTY RESIDENTS and/or PROPERTY OWNERS.
NO OUT OF COUNTY WASTE WILL BE ACCEPTED.
We continue to strongly recommend contacting a licensed hauler for your waste disposal needs. Rice County has Licensed Haulers that service all areas of the County. Please contact a Licensed Hauler if you are in need of services. The list below are the Solid Waste Haulers that are currently licensed to operate within Rice County:
ARCHAMBAULT BROS. DISPOSAL – (507)334-8910
CITY & LAKES DISPOSAL – (507)334-4465
DICK’S SANITATION – (952)469-2239
FLOM DISPOSAL – (507)334-5767
WASTE MANAGEMENT – 1-800-841-5887 or 1-800-777-8408
If you are a Rice County resident/property owner and absolutely need to dispose of your solid waste at the Rice County Solid Waste Facility without the use of a licensed hauler, you must make an appointment and prepay for any fee items online by going to https://www.co.rice.mn.us/501/Online-Payments.
If you need further assistance with making an appointment or have any questions, please send an email to SWAppts@co.rice.mn.us or call 507-332-6833.
A valid ID or property tax statement along with a copy of your itemized receipt for fee items will be required at gate check-in. Customers will be required to remain in their vehicles until they are at their unloading area. We ask that customers practice social distancing and wear masks at the unloading areas. Customers must unload their own items. No staff assistance will be provided for unloading. Please note that wait times may be long even with a scheduled appointment as only so many customers will be allowed in the designated unloading areas at a time. The office is closed to all self-haulers; therefore, it is important that an appointment time is confirmed and payment is made online prior to arrival.
The safety and health of our county residents, contractors and employees is our primary concern. While unfortunate, modifying our Solid Waste self-hauler operations this year is necessary to our collective efforts to combat COVID-19 and protect public health.
We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and ask for patience during this time.
The mission of the Rice County Solid Waste Facility is to properly collect and safely dispose of waste generated by the residents and businesses of Rice County in a manner that is environmentally safe. This includes the collection and processing of wastes such as:
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Variety of Recyclables Including Electronic Waste
- Very Small Quantity Generators of Hazardous Waste
- Yard Waste
The Solid Waste Facility is responsible for the efficient and environmentally sound disposal of solid waste for the county.
There’s A Proper Place for Your Waste.
Rice County brings you Waste Wizard to assist you with determining how and where to dispose of or recycle your waste. If you live on a farm, in a cabin on the lake, a house, an apartment, or anywhere within Rice County, check Waste Wizard to find out where to properly dispose of your items.
If you would like to see a list of licensed haulers, please refer to our List of Haulers Licensed to Operate in Rice County (PDF).
The Current Calendar (PDF) provides information about the Landfill, Recycling Center and Household Hazardous Waste Facility pickup dates and hours of operation.
The following pages provide more information about waste collection and its processes: