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Reuse, Recycling & Waste Reduction

For Businesses

The commercial sector generates more than half of the total waste generated in Dakota County, and according to a recent statewide waste composition study, approximately 75 percent of our trash is made up of paper, plastic, metal, glass, organic and other materials that could be collected for recycling. 

Reducing, reusing and recycling can save money for your business and demonstrate your organization’s commitment to sustainability and the community. 

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, recycling is required for many businesses. Commercial building owners in Dakota County housing retail, restaurants, educational and professional services, health care services or any other business with a North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code between 42 and 81 and contracting disposal for at least 4 cubic yards of solid waste per week must implement recycling of at least three materials, such as paper, organics, glass, plastic and metal (Minnesota Statute 115A.151). 


Last updated: 12/22/2015 9:35 AM