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Burning & Burying Waste

Burning and burying of garbage causes pollution and poses health threats. This is why it is illegal for Dakota County residents, including farmers, to burn or bury solid wastes—such as paper, plastic, cardboard, aerosols and other garbage. Residents must contract with a waste hauler or take their garbage to a local disposal facility.

For information on the environmental and health effects of burning garbage, visit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Last updated: 3/4/2014 9:24 AM