***Starting Jan. 1, 2018, The Recycling Zone will no longer accept packaging peanuts and plastic bags and wrap. Use the Green Guide to find drop-off sites. ***
***Aluminum cans will still be accepted for free recycling, but payment for cans has ended. ***
Dakota County with Gopher Resources provides a year-round drop-off location for recycling, electronics and household hazardous waste.
Location & directions
3365 Dodd Road (Hwy 149)
Eagan, MN (map)
Drop-Off Hours for Residents*
Wednesday: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Thursday: noon–8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
* The Recycling Zone is closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Businesses must make an appointment through the Very Small Quantity Generator Program.
Before buying new products, stop by the Reuse Area at The Recycling Zone. Shelves full of paint, cleaning products, fertilizer and more change every day.
Lead sinker exchange
Bring in your lead sinker for a free sample of non-lead alternatives.
Mercury thermometer exchange
Drop-off your mercury thermometer for a free digital version.
Schedule an Educational Experience
Free presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities through the The Recycling Zone Educational Experience.