Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Rice County Solid Waste Facility has transitioned to a modified way of operating. Our limited modified operations allow self-haulers to dispose of their solid waste on an appointment basis only

This option is only available for RICE COUNTY RESIDENTS and/or PROPERTY OWNERS. 


We continue to strongly recommend contacting a licensed hauler for your waste disposal needs.  Rice County has Licensed Haulers that service all areas of the County. Please contact a Licensed Hauler if you are in need of services. The list below are the Solid Waste Haulers that are currently licensed to operate within Rice County:


  • ARCHAMBAULT BROS. DISPOSAL – (507)334-8910
  • CITY & LAKES DISPOSAL – (507)334-4465
  • DICK’S SANITATION – (952)469-2239
  • FLOM DISPOSAL – (507)334-5767     
  • WASTE MANAGEMENT –  1-800-841-5887 or 1-800-777-8408

If you are a Rice County resident/property owner and absolutely need to dispose of your solid waste at the Rice County Solid Waste Facility without the use of a licensed hauler, you must make an appointment and prepay for any fee items online by going to

If you need further assistance with making an appointment or have any questions, please send an email to or call 507-332-6833.

A valid ID or property tax statement along with a copy of your itemized receipt for fee items will be required at gate check-in. Customers will be required to remain in their vehicles until they are at their unloading area. We ask that customers practice social distancing and wear masks at the unloading areas. Customers must unload their own items. No staff assistance will be provided for unloading. Please note that wait times may be long even with a scheduled appointment as only so many customers will be allowed in the designated unloading areas at a time. The office is closed to all self-haulers; therefore, it is important that an appointment time is confirmed and payment is made online prior to arrival.

The safety and health of our county residents, contractors and employees is our primary concern. While unfortunate, modifying our Solid Waste self-hauler operations this year is necessary to our collective efforts to combat COVID-19 and protect public health.

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and ask for patience during this time.


The Rice County Solid Waste Facility accepts landfill material from both licensed haulers and self-haulers.

If your business is interested in becoming one of the county's licensed haulers, please contact us at 507-332-6833.

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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.