Recycling Center

The Rice County Solid Waste Facility will be closed on the following days:

                - December 24, 2021                    - January 17, 2022                                                                                      - December 31, 2021                    - February 21, 2022

Implementation of contactless payment & appointment system for the Rice County Solid Waste Facility

Rice County residents and property owners are encouraged to use this pre-pay system if they wish to self-haul their items to the facility.  This online payment and appointment system reduces wait times at the facility while allowing a contactless payment method. It also allows self-haulers to remain in their vehicle except when actually disposing of their items into the appropriate container/area.  An added benefit is there is no need to find a parking space to pay

To access this pre-payment system, please visit the Online payments/scheduling page and follow the instructions.

Only Rice County residents/property owners may dispose of waste at the Rice County Solid Waste facility.  No out-of-county waste will be accepted. The gate attendant will verify load with proof of payment.  Credit cards will also be accepted at the gate and scale but please note wait times may be longer.

We continue to recommend contacting a licensed hauler for your waste disposal needs. Rice County has a list of licensed haulers that service all areas of Rice County. Please con­tact a licensed hauler if you are in need of services.

If you need further assistance with pre-pay online system, need to use a different form of payment or have any questions, please send an email to [email protected] or call 507-332-6833.

The safety and health of our county resi­dents, contractors, and employees is our pri­mary concern. Thank you for your participation in our collective efforts to combat COVID-19 and protect public health.

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 free of charge during normal business hours. Some items can be recycled for a fee.


There’s A Proper Place for Your Waste.

Rice County brings you Waste Wizard to assist you with determining how and where to dispose of or recycle your waste. If you live on a farm, in a cabin on the lake, a house, an apartment, or anywhere within Rice County, check Waste Wizard to find out where to properly dispose of your items.

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.

Additional Information

If you have additional questions about the Recycling Center please contact the Solid Waste Facility at 507-332-6833.

Benefits & Ideas

To learn about the benefits of recycling as well as ideas for helping the environment, visit our Benefits of Recycling page.