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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



Why buy what you already have? Get household items fixed for free and learn valuable repair skills at an upcoming Fix-It clinic.

At Fix-It Clinics, residents bring in clothes and household items to receive free guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix items. Clinics build community connections and reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash.

Wentworth Library– Saturday, Nov. 18, noon-3 p.m.
199 Wentworth Ave. E. 
West St. Paul, MN 

For more information visit Dakota County's website.


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.


Dakota County is revising its Solid Waste Master Plan to reach the goal of recycling 75 percent of waste by 2030. State law requires Twin Cities metropolitan counties to revise master plans with strategies to comply with state mandates and meet recycling goals and objectives in the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Policy Plan.

Comments on draft plan welcome until Dec. 1
Residents, businesses, municipalities, schools and waste industry representatives are invited to provide comments on the Draft Master Plan from Nov. 1– Dec. 1, 2017.

Visit Dakota County's website to review the Draft Master Plan.


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