Yard waste disposal
It is illegal for Dakota County residents to place yard waste like grass clippings, leaves, twigs and branches in the trash. There are several ways to manage yard waste properly, including backyard composting, residential compost sites, and curbside yard waste collection.
Food waste disposal
An average household throws away one pound of food waste for every seven pounds of trash. Residents can turn fruit and vegetable scraps into a nutrient-rich mixture with indoor or backyard composting. All food scraps, including meat and dairy, can be delivered to a composting facility.