Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Open House

The Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility (OWEF) is celebrating its 37th anniversary with an open house on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Family-friendly tours will be offered between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tours will show how Olmsted County uses the community’s garbage to create energy!

Visitors will be taken on a guided walking tour through multiple levels of the OWEF. Stair-climbing is involved; however, an elevator is available as needed. Casual attire is recommended. Sturdy shoes (no flip flops) are required.

While on the tour, residents will also learn about Olmsted County’s Integrated Solid Waste Management System which includes:

  • Waste Reduction Education
  • Recycling Center Plus
  • Hazardous Waste Facility
  • Yard Waste Compost Site
  • Waste-to-Energy Facility
  • Kalmar Landfill

The OWEF is located down the street from the Recycling Center Plus at 301 Energy Parkway NE, Rochester, MN 55906.