Recycling Center

 

The Recycling & Waste Reduction division is responsible for operating the county recycling facility and processing recyclables for various markets.  In addition, the division conducts various waste education and waste reduction activities.
 
Single Sort Residential Recycling 
 
Rice County has a single-sort recycling program. County residents can contract with local haulers for their recycling or can bring it to the Solid Waste Facility at 3800 E 145th Street in Dundas free of charge during normal business hours. Some items can be recycled for a fee.  
 
 
 
List of Fee-Based Recyclable Items (including tires, mattresses, appliances and electronics)
 
Recycling Electronic Waste
 
When electronic waste – things like TVs and computers – are put into the landfill, harmful chemicals and heavy metals can get into our water supply and air. As a result, Minnesota state law requires proper disposal of these items. The Rice County Solid Waste Facility will take these items, in most cases for a fee. Many businesses also offer related recycling programs, often for free. 
 
 
Alternative E-Waste Recycling Options
 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Electronics Donation & Recycling Page

Earth911.com

PC's for People 

Apple

Best Buy

Dell

Quill (Ink & Toner Recycling)

 

Any questions, please contact the Rice County Recycling at:  (507) 332-6833

 

Recycling Hours for Households:

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

Saturdays:
     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)

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Waste reduction is considered to be the best method of waste management:

  • Causes no harm to the environment
  • Costs nothing for a family to implement (in fact, it saves money)
  • Does not use up natural resources

Ideas

  • Purchase equipment that is durable, repairable and energy-efficient
  • Pack lunches in reusable food containers
  • Buy concentrates
  • Use your own cloth bag or reuse brown or plastic grocery bags. Look for products that are either biodegradable or nontoxic. Reuse your own metal hangers instead of purchasing new.
  • Buy recycled products
  • Donate clean clothing in good condition to a charity or sell through consignment shops and garage sales. Buy used clothing.