Dakota County offers funding and free container labels and technical assistance (non-regulatory) to help businesses reduce waste and implement recycling and organics program improvements.
Get funding and technical assistance
Dakota County provides eligible businesses up to $10,000 for waste prevention, to start or improve recycling, and to start organics collection (donation or food scrap composting) programs. No match is required.
Complete a short questionnaire to see if your business or organization is eligible for funding assistance.
After completing the questionnaire, a 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 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
The county's technical assistance consultant (non-regulatory) helps businesses start or improve their recycling and organics programs. Email email@example.com to schedule a free site visit with one of our consultants.
Order free container labels
All businesses located in Dakota County can order recycling, organics and trash container labels at no cost. The labels come in a variety of sizes and are durable, self-adhesive and available in different sizes.
Order free recycling, organics and trash labels
Education and training resources
Dakota County offers a variety of resources to help businesses enhance employee and tenant recycling and organics collection knowledge.
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