Dakota County Recycling Resources

Recycling at Home

Use the online Recycling Guide directory to find out where to recycle, compost or get rid of stuff. All recycling service providers in Dakota County must accept these items. Learn more.

Business Recycling Program

Eligible businesses can receive funding to help reduce waste and start or improve recycling
or organics collection. No match required. All businesses can get technical assistance, free container labels and educational resources. Learn more.

Multifamily Recycling Program

Dakota County provides technical assistance, in-person education and funding to start or improve recycling at apartments, condominiums, townhomes, and independent senior living. Learn more.

School Recycling Program

Grants are available to help prevent wasted food, reduce waste, improve recycling and organics collection, and educate students and staff. Request free recycling education performances, field trips, container labels and activity guides. Learn more.

Environmental Education Resources

Residents, businesses, schools and organizations are welcome to use free article templates, handouts, activity kits and more to educate about recycling, organics, household hazardous waste and waste prevention. Learn more.