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*    Fix-It Clinic

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

*    Business Recycling - Dakota County will provide free recycling labels

*    Yellowbook Recycling Options



Recycle your holiday lights, electrical, appliance and phone cords for recycling from November 15 through the end of January 2018 courtesy of Pro Act. Lights attached to wreaths, holly or trees must be removed first. Bring your string lights and cords to City Hall and look for the collection barrel in the front entryway. Holiday lights are also accepted year round at The Recycling Zone in Eagan.  Cord adapters, battery packs, plastic rope lights and CFL lights are not accepted. For more information visit search Recyling Zone.


Saturday, April 21st, 2018
9AM -noon
No limit to what you can bring, however, no businesses please

West St. Paul Sports Complex
1650 Oakdale Ave, West St. Paul

Bring your confidential mater to be shredded at our Spring shredding event; open to all residents of South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights and Sunfish Lake.  Pioneer Shred collects and secures material that is shredded onsite without being touched by human hands. The shredded material is then sent to a recycler.  Please remove 3-ring binders, binder clips, or metal tabs on file folders. 

What to shred:

  • Credit Card offers
  • Check stubs
  • Old bills
  • Bank or loan information
  • Medical or tax records
  • Social Security numbers

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


Saturday, April 21st - Sunday April 29th
No limit to what you can bring

Recycle clothing and shoes in any condition at four different locations in the area. Clothing and shoes will be accepted from Saturday April 21st to Sunday April 29th.


Mendota Heights City Hall - 1101 Victoria Curve
(outdoor metal drop box)

Sunfish Lake Bethel Baptist Church - 2100 Delaware Ave
(outdoor metal drop box)

West St. Paul Sports Dome - 1655 Livingston Ave
(inside large cardboard box)

South St. Paul Central Square Community Center - 100 7th Ave N
(inside large cardboard box)

For more information on donation visit: or call or email Cassandra at 651-552-4118 or


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:
Personally residents can collect and bring plastic film to numerous grocery stores and retail stores throughout the city. 

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.

Cassandra Schueller
Recycling Coordinator

125 3rd Ave. N.
South St. Paul, MN 55075

Ph: 651-552-4118