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.
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.