Recycling Problem Materials

State law requires the following items to be recycled. In some cases, payment is required. Charges vary with the place of business and type of material. It may be more convenient to recycle these old items at the store you buy the new item. The Rice County Recycling Center will accept all of these items from non-businesses.


Most tire dealers accept tires for recycling. Tires may also be re­cycled at the Rice County Recycling Center (for a fee).


Businesses that sell automotive (lead acid) batteries accept used batteries for recycling. Rechargeable Nickel-cadmium batteries must be recycled but household batteries may be trashed.

Major Appliances

$15.00 each for Rice County residents ONLY
These include washers, dryers, dishwashers, hot water heaters garbage disposals, trash compactors, microwave ovens, stoves, air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, heat pumps and furnaces.

Fluorescent Lamps

8-foot 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 fluorescent bulb recycling for businesses

Used Motor Oil and Motor 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 will recycle them for a fee.