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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

*    Yellowbook Recycling Options


City Hall is implementing organics collection. Organics collection is separating food waste and certain paper products into a separate container which is then brought to a compost facility, instead of the landfill. Look for green containers in restrooms to put used paper towels in. 


UPCOMING EVENTS: 


PAPER SHRED EVENT:

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

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

Residents from South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights and Sunfish Lake are welcome!



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

For convenience, paper bags of documents are preferred over boxes or plastic totes that need to be dumped.  Boxes or plastic bags will be returned to you, as they cannot be shredded.

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




SHOE AND CLOTHING RECYCLING:

Saturday, April 21st - Sunday April 29th
FREE 
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.

Locations:

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)

If it is wearable or made of fabric, we'll take it!

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




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



PAPER SHRED EVENT:

Saturday, June 16, 2018
9AM -noon
FREE 
No limit to what you can bring, however, no businesses please

South St. Paul Secondary (High School)
700 2nd St North, South St. Paul

Residents from South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake and Inver Grove Heights are welcome!


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, Sunfish Lake and Inver Grove Heights.  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

For convenience, paper bags of documents are preferred over boxes or plastic totes that need to be dumped.  Boxes or plastic bags will be returned to you, as they cannot be shredded.



FIX IT CLINIC:

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Noon - 3PM
FREE 

Wentworth Library
199 Wentworth Ave E, West St. Paul


Get free help fixing everything from blenders to bicycles. If you have a manual or special tools for your item, please bring them, although not required. For more information visit Dakota County's website or call 952-891-7557.




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
Email

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

Ph: 651-552-4118