Olmsted County Recycling Center
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Olmsted County is a county located in southeastern Minnesota, in the United States. It is situated in the Driftless Area, a region characterized by rolling hills, rugged bluffs, and deep valleys that were left untouched by the last glacial period.
The county seat of Olmsted County is Rochester, which is the third-largest city in Minnesota and home to the renowned Mayo Clinic, one of the world’s leading medical centers.
Olmsted County has a population of approximately 159,000 people and covers an area of 655 square miles (1,697 square kilometers). The county is known for its natural beauty, with several parks and trails for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. It is also home to many historic sites, including the Mayo Wood Mansion, the historic Château Theatre, and the Assisi Heights Spirituality Center.
The economy of Olmsted County is diverse, with major industries including healthcare, education, technology, and manufacturing. The county has countless colleges and universities, including the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, the University of Minnesota Rochester, and the Rochester Community and Technical College.
Olmsted County has numerous recycling laws and programs in place to help reduce waste and protect the environment.
Recycling is mandatory:
Olmsted County requires residents and businesses to recycle designated materials, including paper, cardboard, glass, metal, and plastic containers. It is illegal to throw these materials in the trash.
Olmsted County has an organics recycling program, which includes yard waste and food scraps. Residents can place these materials in designated bins or compost them at home.
Olmsted County has a program for recycling electronics, such as computers, TVs, and cell phones. It is illegal to throw these items in the trash. For that reason alone, Residents of Olmsted County can easily recycle their electronics by dropping them at our nearest facility. Please check the map below and the working hours if you plan to visit us. We will be more than obliged to have you.
Hazardous waste disposal:
Olmsted County has a program for disposing of hazardous waste, such as paint, chemicals, and batteries. Residents can bring these items to designated drop-off locations. Or Residents can use Recycle Technologies for this hazardous waste disposal.
Single-use plastic bag ban: Olmsted County has a ban on single-use plastic bags in retail stores, with some exemptions for certain types.
Items We Accept
Light bulb fixtures
Fluorescent 4` and under, Fluorescent 5` & Over, U-Shape and Circular, High-Intensity Discharge, Broken Fluorescent Lamps, Incandescent Lamps, Projector Lamps, Led Lamps, Ballasts (PCB), Ballasts (Non- PCB), Christmas Lights, Super High-pressure Lamps, Neon lamps, Halogen and Quartz, UV Lamps
AC units, Answering Machines,Compressors, Dehumidifiers, Dishwashers, Dryers, Freezers, Furnace, Generators,Humidifiers, Lawn mover, Microwaves, Ovens, Refrigerators, Rototillers, Telephones, Snow Blowers, Stoves, Vacuum Cleaners, Washing Machines
Zip Drives, VHS Tapes, CDs & Floppy , Discs, TVs, Speakers, Security Systems, Scanner, Radios, Printers, Peripherals, PDA, HVAC Systems , Laptops, Game Consoles, Electronic Games, Fax machine, CRT monitors, Copiers, Computers, Batteries, Calculators, Cameras, Capacitors, CD Players, Cell Phone, Batterie, Cell Phones, Circuit Boards
Organ, Metal Desks, Metal Cabinets, Mercury Thermostats, Mercury Devices, Box Spring Bed Frame, Mattresses , Latex Paints, Barometers, Bicycles, Blood Pressure Cuffs, Car Tires, Drinking Fountains, Fire Extinguishers, Floor Cleaners, Garage Openers, Gas Flow regulators, Power Tools, Pressure Controls, Vessels, and Washers, Propane Tanks, Rims, Scales, Scrap Metal, Stove Hoods, Tilt Switches, Tanning Beds, Tires, Trash Compactors, Treadmills, Vending Machines, Water Softeners, Weed Whackers, Wheel Balancers
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Providing reliable and certified electronics recycling services at individual and business levels.
Monday – Friday : 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday : Closed