The Dakota County Solid Waste Master Plan for 2018-2038 identifies strategies the County will pursue to reduce waste going to landfills and make progress toward the state's goal to recycle 75 percent of waste by 2030. State law requires Twin Cities metropolitan counties to revise master plans with strategies to comply with state mandates and meet recycling goals and objectives in the
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Policy Plan.
The Master Plan identifies the County's planned approaches for how solid waste will be managed by residents, businesses, organizations, the waste industry and the public sector. Strategies for reaching the state's goal of recycling 75 percent of waste by 2030 include:
- Expanded use of existing educational, regulatory, financial tools
- Increased accountability and partnerships
- Focused work in new areas such as multi-unit dwellings, large-volume generators and emerging technology
The Master Plan was developed with input from stakeholders and was adopted by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 18, 2018.
2018-2038 Solid Waste Master Plan
Master plan implementation
The plan contains educational, regulatory and financial strategies to meet statutory requirements. Master plan regulatory strategies include amendments to
Ordinance No. 110 Solid Waste Management.
County staff drafted amendments to Ordinance 110 based on feedback gathered through an extensive public engagement effort in 2019.
Ordinance 110: Draft amendments
Summary of Proposed Ordinance 110 Changes - posted November 2019
Option 1: Draft Ordinance 110 (tracked changes version) - posted November 2019
Option 2 : Language
Residents – includes residents living in apartments, condominiums, duplexes, and assisted living
Learn more about proposed requirements that may affect residents to provide feedback on draft Ordinance 110.
Commercial Organizations – includes businesses, organizations, schools, multifamily property managers, etc.
Learn more about proposed requirements that may affect commercial organizations:
Business and Organizations
Municipalities – includes cities and townships
Learn more about proposed requirements that may affect the municipalities and methods to provide feedback on draft Ordinance 110 language.
Events and Event Venues – includes community festivals, fairs and concerts, etc.
Learn more about proposed requirements that may affect events and event venues and methods to provide feedback on draft Ordinance 110 language.
Waste Industry – includes haulers and facilities
Learn more about proposed requirements that may affect waste industry and methods to provide feedback on draft Ordinance 110 language.
March-October 2019: Receive feedback on proposed requirements
April–September 2019: Finalize draft ordinance revisions
October2019: Notice of public hearing
November 2019: Public hearing and ordinance adoption