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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

How to choose a hauler:

Many Dakota County residents have the option of choosing who collects their waste and recycling. But with so many companies offering service in the area, making the right choice can seem intimidating. Choosing a new hauler can be a great time to evaluate what you throw away and how you can save money.

The less trash you produce, the less you will pay. Residential trash is taxed at 9.75 percent and recycling is not taxed.


Items collected in a recycling cart have to be recycled. It is illegal for haulers to collect items as recycling and then send them to a landfill or incinerator.



Not all recycling haulers accept the same materials for recycling. What they accept depends on the technology and types of materials accepted at the recycling facility they use. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to a potential hauler. Even if you’re sticking with your current hauler, consider contacting them to see if you can save money or recycle more types of materials.

Refuse Haulers
All refuse haulers must be licensed with the City of South St. Paul for residential and commercial collection.  Licensed refuse haulers

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