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:

April 20, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

West St. Paul Sports Complex Parking lot


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

Shredding Process
Pioneer SecureShred staff collects and secures material into a locking security container and transports it directly to the mobile shredding vehicle.  The material is deposited directly into the shredding chamber without being touched by human hands.  Shredded material is sent to a recycler!

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


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.


PLASTIC FILM RECYCLING:

South St. Paul library is currently collecting and recycling 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

For more information on what can be collected and recycled visit the Plastic Film Recycling website
Residents can collect and bring plastic film to numerous grocery stores and retail stores throughout the city.

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