Recycling Center

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

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.

List of Recyclable Electronics & Fees

The List of Recyclable Electronics and Fees (PDF) document will provide more information about what electronic items are recycled and their fees.


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.