Recycling

CURRENT RECYCLING NEWS:

* Fix-It Clinic

* Commercial recycling requirements go into effect on January 1, 2016

* Business Recycling - Dakota County will provide free recycling labels (PDF)

* Yellowbook Recycling Options (PDF)

UPCOMING EVENTS:

PAPER SHRED EVENT:

September 7, 2019

9:00 AM - Noon 

Friendly Hills Middle School, 701 Mendota Heights Rd, Mendota Heights


Residents of South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake, Mendota and Lilydale welcome!

Shred & recycle confidential material.  

What to shred:
* Credit cards, Receipts, Old bills
* Banking & loan information, Check stubs
* Records: Medical, Taxes, Investments
* Social Security #'s
* Internal correspondence


Please
* Bring papers in paper grocery bags, rather than in boxes.
* Remove 3-ring binders, spiral binders & binder clips.

Questions? Call Cassandra: 651-552-4118.


FIX IT CLINIC:

September 22, 2019

1:00 PM -4:00 PM

Wentworth Library
199 Wentworth Ave. E., West St. Paul

Get items fixed or mended for free and learn useful repair skills at an upcoming Fix-It clinic.

Skilled volunteers help you figure out what's wrong and fix your broken items. Clinics build community and reduce the amount of stuff thrown in the trash.


CURBSIDE APPLIANCE PICK UP:

October 7, 2019 

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Reservations Required. Cost for first appliance is $25 and $10 for each additional.

Call between August 1st - October 4th:  

J.R.'s Advanced Recyclers 651-454-9215.

Dispose of old appliances properly with the help of JR's Advanced Recyclers. Appliances must be in a square (non-compacted) condition and not contain food, debris, or other foreign material which would prevent the recycler from proper removal of hazardous waste and/or refrigerants according to law.

J.R.'s Advanced Recyclers has the right to refuse ANY appliance.  If your appliance is of an unusual variety, please inquire with the recycler about its acceptance.

Accepted Appliances:  Air conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Dishwashers, Disposals, Dryers, Furnaces, Humidifiers, Microwaves, Refrigerators & Freezers, Stoves, Trash Compactors, Washers, Water Heaters, and Water Softeners.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:  Call J.R.'s Advanced Recyclers at 651-454-9215 between August 1st - October 4th, for your reservation.


FIX IT CLINIC:

October 19, 2019

12:00 PM -3:00 PM

Central Square Community Center
100 7th Ave N., South St. Paul

Get items fixed or mended for free and learn useful repair skills at an upcoming Fix-It clinic.

Skilled volunteers help you figure out what's wrong and fix your broken items. Clinics build community and reduce the amount of stuff thrown in the trash.


PUMPKIN RECYCLING:

November 2, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wakota Federal Credit Union

1151 Southview Blvd, South St. Paul


Recycle your pumpkin for free. No painted pumpkins or candles accepted. Pumpkins will be composted instead of going to the landfill. Questions? Call Deb: 651-554-3230



PLASTIC FILM RECYCLING:

South St. Paul library is currently recycling their plastic film in the library. Any shipments that come in wrapped in shrink wrap, or including bubble wrap, these plastic films are being collected and recycled properly to be kept out of the landfill. Items collected for recycling include:

-Plastic grocery bags
-Bubble wrap
-Shrink wrap surrounded paper towel or water bottle packs
-Dry cleaning bags
-Newspaper bags

Residents can collect and bring plastic film to numerous grocery stores and retail stores throughout the city.

For more information on what can be collected and recycled visit the Plastic Film Recycling website

Questions? Call or email Cassandra at: 651-552-4118

Recyclable Materials

For information on what to recycle, please visit Dakota County's Green Guide.

Please do not bag recyclable items in plastic bags. Keep them loose in your cart or bin.

Special Note on Plastics

Some plastics are recyclable while some are not. Some recycling haulers are collecting more types of plastics than in the past, so contact your recycling hauler for a detailed list of which types they accept from your curbside recycling bin. Place recyclable plastics in with curbside recycling