A strong recycling program saves natural resources, reduces pollution and shows your commitment to our environment and community.
Multifamily Recycling Program
In 2019, Dakota County is partnering with 20 multifamily sites to set up better recycling and organics collection. Funding of up to $10,000 is available to eligible businesses and organizations for free containers, labels, signage and training sessions for staff and residents. Funding applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Multifamily recycling requirements
Apartment buildings and condos that make four cubic yards or more of trash per week are required to recycle at least three materials by state law. If you are a resident who lacks recycling service in your building, contact your property manager or email email@example.com.
Set up recycling and trash services
Property owners/managers must contact a private company to set up trash and recycling services. Licensed haulers in Dakota County.
Recycling markets are changing
With some countries no longer taking our recyclable materials, U.S. recyclers can be selective about the quality of recyclables they buy. Now more than ever, it's important to keep contaminants out of the recycling bin.
Your recycling will be recycled — state law prohibits materials separated and collected for recycling from being trashed. But, the recycling industry needs our help. To make sure we're putting recyclables where they should go, refer your tenants to the Recycling & Trash page.
Some haulers are already increasing fees to commercial customers for contamination.
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