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:


HOLIDAY LIGHTS RECYCLING:

South St. Paul City Hall will be collecting holiday lights, electric cords, telephone cords and appliance cords for recycling through ProAct. Bring your cords to City Hall and look for the drop bin in the entry way, starting November 15th and ending January 31st. 

ACCEPTED:

  • Holiday lights
  • Electric cords
  • Telephone cords
  • Appliance cords

NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Cord adapters
  • Battery packs
  • Plastic rope lights
  • CFL lights
  • Garland, fake trees
  • Statuary/metal fixtures

Questions? Call or email Jen: jcavalier@proactinc.org or 651-289-3142.



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