Household Hazardous Waste


The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) division is responsible for the operation of a permanent regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility that allows residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste.  In addition, the division accepts very small quantity generator waste and facilitates a product exchange/reuse area.

Household Hazardous Waste

Improper use or disposal of hazardous materials can be harmful to human health and the environment. The Rice County Solid Waste Facility is an authorized disposal center and will accept hazardous household materials (HHW) from Rice County residents free of charge. 

Business Hazardous Waste

The Rice County Solid Waste Facility is licensed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to accept VSQG (Very Small Quantity Generator) business hazardous waste. Businesses wishing to dispose of their hazardous waste MUST call 507-332-6833 to pre-register, review the fee schedule, and set up a delivery time. 

Re-Use Room

Free paint, automotive products, cleaners, and other perfectly good pre-owned stuff. 

Household Hazardous Waste Facility Hours:

Monday thru Friday:  7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

     April thru October from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (2nd & 4th Saturdays ONLY)
     November thru March from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (2nd Saturday ONLY)

Please call with questions: (507) 332-6833