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What can I do with household hazardous waste? Common household products, such as paints, solvents, cleaning products, adhesives and pesticides can be hazardous to humans, animals and the environment when improperly disposed of. Rice County...
How do I recycle at my home? Contact one of Rice County’s licensed haulers to arrange curbside pickup. Find information on licensed hauler on our Recycling Center page. (http://www.co.rice.mn.us/recycling-center)
How do I recycle batteries? Businesses that sell automotive (lead acid) batteries also accept used batteries for recycling. Rechargeable batteries must be recycled, but household alkaline batteries may be placed in the trash....
Can I recycle fluorescent bulbs? Some area hardware stores will accept fluorescent bulbs for recycling, as does the Rice County Solid Waste facility located at 3800 E 145 St in Dundas.Call the Recycling Center at 507-332-6833 for...
Can I recycle used oil and filters? Used Motor Oil:Do-It-Yourselfers may dispose of used oil at the Rice County Recycling Center, located at 3800 E 145 St in Dundas. Many full service auto centers also accept used oil. Most places that...
How do I dispose of yard waste? Minnesota law forbids the landfilling of yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings and brush. Minnesotans are encouraged to either compost yard waste at home or bring it to a community compost site...
Can I haul garbage myself? Rice County residents can self-haul their own garbage. Find more information on our Landfill page at: http://www.co.rice.mn.us/landfill.   
How do I contact the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency? You can reach the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) at 1-800-657-3864, or at the following website:  http://www.pca.state.mn.us/.
How do I dispose of Business Hazardous Waste? Hazardous waste from businesses will be accepted by appointment only. Please call 507-338-6833 and Rice County's Household Hazardous Waste Coordinator will help businesses and farms with the minimal...
How do I dispose of tires? Tires can be recycled at the Solid Waste facility, 3800 E 145 St in Dundas, for the following fees: Automobile/Truck tires: ·        16” & under: $2 each ·        16”-20”: $5 each ·       ...
How do I recycle appliances? Appliances can be recycled at the Solid Waste facility, 3800 E 145 St in Dundas as follows: ·        Air Conditioner = $15 ·        Appliances = $15 each (microwaves, ovens, water heaters,...
How do I recycle electronics? The Rice County Recycling Center, located at 3800 E 145 St in Dundas, will accept electronics follows: ·        TV's & Computer Screens = $15 per unit ·        Computer towers, small home...
What are the hours, rates and acceptable items for the Rice County Landfill? Please go to our Landfill page (http://www.co.rice.mn.us/landfill) for hours, rates, and items allowed in the Landfill. Reach us at 507-332-6833 with questions. 
What are the hours, rates and acceptable items for the Rice County Demolition Landfill? Special rates apply for all demolition material. Please go to our Demolition page (http://www.co.rice.mn.us/demolition) for hours, rates, and a list of acceptable items or contact us at 507-332-6833...
How do I dispose of Household Hazardous Waste? Common household products, such as paints, solvents, cleaning products, adhesives and pesticides can be hazardous to humans,animals and the environment when improperly disposed. Rice County works...
How do I recycle plastic bottles? Most plastic bottles can be placed in your hauler’s recycling bins or brought to the Rice County Solid Waste facility at 3800 E 145 St in Dundas. Accepted plastics include: ·        #1 - All soft...