* 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)



Saturday, October 20, 2018
9AM -noon

Mendakota Park, Mendota Heights - 2171 Dodd Road, Mendota Heights

FREE, no limit

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


Shredding Process
Pioneer SecureShred staff collects & secures material into a locking security container & transports it directly to the mobile shredding vehicle. Material is deposited directly into the shredding chamber without being touched by human hands. Shredded material goes to a recycler!

Please remove 3-ring binders, binder clips, or metal tabs on file folders. Paper bags preferred. 

What to Shred - Credit card offers, receipts, check stubs, old bills, banking & loan info, medical records, tax records, investment records, Social Security numbers, internal correspondence.

Partially funded by: Dakota County.
Sponsored by: The City of Mendota Heights and The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency



Saturday, November 3, 2018

1PM - 3PM

South St. Paul High School Practice Field

FREE, no limit for recycling drop off, OR food/monetary donation to have your pumpkin catapulted.

Back by popular demand! Join the South St. Paul Mayor's Youth Task and Farmers Insurance (Burns, Wards and Burns) to recycle your pumpkin - the Task Force Way.

The SSP Mayor's Youth Task Force and Farmers Insurance has teamed up to catapult your pumpkins to see how far they will fly. Hit the targets with the pumpkin and win a gift certificate. Over $100 in prizes can be awarded. What does it take to catapult your pumpkin? Just a donation to Neighbors, Inc. in the form of non-perishable food items or a monetary donation. Don't have a pumpkin, a limited number of pumpkins will be available to purchase with funds going to Neighbors, Inc. This recycling is free to attend and to watch the pumpkins fly!

 Just want to recycle your pumpkin, drop it off between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm at the SSP High School Practice Field. This is a free service and the pumpkins will be turned into beneficial compost. For additional information, contact Deb Griffith, Community Affairs Liaison, at or 651 554-3230.


Thursday, November 15, 2018

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul

Come celebrate America Recycles Day and learn about the basics of recycling! Bring questions!


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 the Plastic Film Recycling website
Residents can collect and bring plastic film to numerous grocery stores and retail stores throughout the city.

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