Tour de Trash
The Tour de Trash is a half-day field trip to waste and recycling facilities reoccurring annually. The field trip takes participants to a landfill, compost site, recycling center and The Recycling Zone. Tour de Trash is open to all Dakota County residents age 16 and older.
In light of recent concerns about coronavirus, upcoming Tour de Trash events have been canceled for the safety of attendees and staff.
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School field trips
Dakota County offers busing for school field trips to recycling, composting and land disposal facilities for fourth grade students, Green Team students fifth grade and above, and school staff and chaperones.
Find out more.
Schedule your own tour
Review the list of tour locations and contact each organization directly to schedule a tour. Keep in mind sites might not be conducting tours at this time due to COVID-19 precautions.
Live Green: Food Preservation (online)
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2–3:30 p.m.
Living Green: Vermiculture (online)
Wednesday, March 10, 6–7:30 p.m.
Year Round Composting (online)
Thursday, March 25, 6:30–8 p.m.
Past online classes
Back to Basics Recycling - Watch the recording.
Reduce Chemicals at Home + Make a Your Own Cleaner - Watch the recording.
Low-Waste Lifestyle - Watch the recording.
Lazy Guide to Composting - Watch the recording.
Request a speaker
Dakota County staff is available to come to your community group, school or business gathering to give a presentation or staff an event booth. Depending on the type of event, speakers can talk about:
- Waste reduction
- Household or business recycling
- Toxicity reduction
- Food waste prevention
- Water quality
- And much more
Call 952-891-7557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a speaker.