Only Rice County residents/property owners may dispose of waste at the 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, though wait times may be longer.
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.
Waste Wizard: A proper place for waste
Recycling electronic waste
When electronic waste — 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 Solid Waste Facility takes these items, in most cases for a fee. Many businesses also offer related recycling programs, often for free.