Solid Waste - How Do I...

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What can I do with household hazardous waste? The Rice County Solid Waste Department has a year-round facility located on the site of the Recycling Center & Landfill which is halfway between Northfield & Faribault, 1 mile to the east off...
How do I recycle at my home? Recycle curbside...single sort curbside recycling
How do I recycle batteries? BATTERIES:Businesses that sell automotive (lead acid) batteries accept used batteries for recycling. Rechargeable batteries must be recycled but household alkaline batteries may be trashed. Both...
Can I recycle fluorescent bulbs? FLUORESCENT LAMPS/BULBS:Some area hardware stores will accept fluorescent bulbs for recycling, as does the Rice County Household Hazardous Waste Program.Call the Recycling Center for information on...
Can I recycle used oil and filters? USED MOTOR OIL ANDMOTOR OIL FILTERS:Do-It-Yourselfers may dispose of used oil at the Rice County Recycling Center. Many full service auto centers accept used oil.Most places that sell oil filters...
How do I dispose of yard waste? YARD WASTE:Minnesota law forbids the landfilling of yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings and brush. Minnesotans are encouraged to compost yard waste at home or bring yard waste to a community...
Can I haul garbage myself? Yes, but ALL LOADS MUST BE COVERED AND HAVE THE TAILGATE UPMinnesota Statues Section: 169.81 Subd. 5. reads "No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any highway unless such vehicle is so constructed,...
How do I contact the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency? You can reach the Minnesota Polution Control Agency (MPCA) by dialing 1-800-657-3864, or by using the following website link:
How do I dispose of Business Hazardous Waste? Hazardous Business Waste will be accepted by appointment only.Rice County's Household Hazardous Waste Coordinator will help businesses and farms with the minimal paper work. Many of the details can...
How do I dispose of tires? TIRES: • 16” & UNDER ($2.00 each)   • TRUCK & TRACTOR TIRES w/Disposal Fee   (Truck Tires: $5.00 each 16”-22”; $10.00 each over 22”)   (Tractor Tires: $25.00 each)   • TRACTOR TIRES ON...
How do I recycle appliances? APPLIANCES:* Air Conditioner = $10.00* Appliances = $10.00/each* No commercial appliances accepted* Gas refrigerators under 4 feet = $25.00* Gas refrigerators over 4 feet = $50.00* GARBAGE: toasters...
How do I recycle electronics? The Rice County Recycling Center will accept electronics for the following fees:TV's & Computer Screens = $10 per unitCell Phone/small rechargeable devices/batteries = No chargeComputer towers,...
What are the hours, rates and acceptable items for the Rice County Landfill? HOURS:MONDAY - FRIDAY from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.April-October: 2nd & 4th Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.November-March: 2nd Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. RATES FOR SELF HAULERS...
What are the hours, rates and acceptable items for the Rice County Demolition Landfill? HOURS:MONDAY - FRIDAY from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.April-October: 2nd & 4th Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.November-March: 2nd Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.RATES: $26.75/ton with a...
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? #1 - All soft drink/water bottles (leave the bottle caps ON the bottles), beverage and mouthwash bottles, and rinsed plastic food jars/containers.#2 - Plastic bottles, plastic milk and water jugs,...