Solid Waste Division

As a part of the Environmental Services Department in Rice County, the Solid Waste Division provides a location for county residents and businesses to take their recycling, garbage and hazardous household waste, and know it will be disposed of or recycled in a responsible manner.

Located at 3800 East 145th Street, Dundas, the Solid Waste Facility is where the county operates a landfill, mixed material recycling, as well as hazardous household waste recycling. Only Rice County property owners, residents and businesses may utilize the facility.

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Rice County Solid Waste & Recycling Calendar

This 2023 calendar provides users with the hours of operation for the Solid Waste Facility, as well as the schedule for Saturday operations.

Making an appointment

County residents and property owners can make an appointment and prepay for items they wish to bring to the Solid Waste Facility themselves. The types of items brought in include mattresses, box springs, tires and appliances such as refrigerators. By making an appointment, you may reduce your wait time once you arrive.

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To make an appointment and prepay, visit the Online payments/scheduling page or follow the instructions below. When you arrive at the Solid Waste Facility for your appointment, let the attendant know you have an appointment by stopping on the scale at the speaker box.

Anyone with questions, needing assistance with making an appointment or wishing to use a different form of payment should email [email protected] or call 507-332-6833.

Approved 2023 Solid Waste Fee Schedule


To properly collect and safely dispose of waste generated by Rice County residents and businesses in an environmentally safe manner.

 This includes the collection and processing of waste such as

  • Appliances
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Pallets
  • Tires
  • Variety of recyclables Including, electronic waste
  • Very small quantity generators of hazardous waste
  • Yard waste