Solid Waste Facility

The Rice County Solid Waste Facility will be closed on November 25, 2021.

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 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. 

The mission of the Rice County Solid Waste Facility is to properly collect and safely dispose of waste generated by the residents and businesses of Rice County in a manner that is environmentally safe. This includes the collection and processing of wastes such as:

  • Appliances
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Pallets
  • Tires
  • Variety of Recyclables Including Electronic Waste
  • Very Small Quantity Generators of Hazardous Waste
  • Yard Waste

The Solid Waste Facility is responsible for the efficient and environmentally sound disposal of solid waste for the county. 

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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.

Licensed Haulers

If you would like to see a list of licensed haulers, please refer to our List of Haulers Licensed to Operate in Rice County (PDF).


The Current Calendar (PDF) provides information about the Landfill, Recycling Center and Household Hazardous Waste Facility pickup dates and hours of operation.

Additional Information

The following pages provide more information about waste collection and its processes: