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Dakota County would like to hear specifically from multi-unit property owners and managers about proposed trash and recycling strategies. Dakota County is revising its County Solid Waste Master Plan, which will guide proper waste management within Dakota County for the next 20 years. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has proposed new strategies that the County must consider, such as implementation of the state’s commercial recycling mandate requiring most businesses, including multi-unit residential buildings, to recycle at least three materials. Other strategies related to recycling include education for tenants, trash/recycling collection, organics/food waste recovery, and disposal of bulky items.  

Property owners and managers with multi-unit properties in Dakota County are encouraged to provide input on critical questions through a special 4-question survey that is open online through May 31, 2017. Please take the “Multi-unit Survey” HERE. We would like to know what you think about proposed strategies and what would work best for you. Thank you in advance for providing your input.


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