Dakota County provides funding to reduce waste, start or improve recycling, and start organics recycling (food waste) programs. Businesses, organizations, and multi-unit dwellings located in the County and subject to the commercial recycling requirement are eligible for funding up to $10,000 per location. No match is required.
Apply for funding
Complete a short questionnaire to see if your business or organization is eligible for funding assistance.
If your business or organization is eligible, a Dakota County technical assistance consultant will contact you, meet with you at your location to develop a customized plan, and help you complete a funding application for recycling containers, labels, signage and other materials. Training sessions for employees are also available. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no fee for this service.
Business Recycling Incentive Program Guidelines
Business Recycling Program Handout
Get free consulting assistance
Research shows that many businesses and organizations lack the time, knowledge and money to recycle and collect organics (food waste) for composting. If you are one of those organizations, Dakota County makes it easy for you.
We have solid waste and recycling consultants who help businesses and other organizations such as nonprofit health care facilities, day care centers, and houses of worship start or improve their recycling programs, which can help your organization save money.
Contact Renee Burman, Business Recycling Program Coordinator, to schedule a free site visit with one of our expert consultants.
Order free bin labels
Signage for recycling, organics and trash containers is essential for a successful program.
All for-profit and nonprofit organizations located in Dakota County are eligible to receive recycling, organics and trash container labels at no cost. Choose from a wide variety of container labels to best fit your needs. The labels are durable, self-adhesive and available in different sizes.