Dakota County is currently revising its
2018-2038 Solid Waste Master Plan.
The revised plan will guide waste management within Dakota County over the next 20 years. It will include strategies to:
annual recycling report provides progress on implementing Dakota County's current Solid Waste Master Plan.
Public engagement opportunities
Thank you to the residents and other stakeholders that provided their ideas during the public engagement opportunities from Sept. 1–Oct. 15. We will have several more opportunities for public feedback, including in-person and virtual stakeholder engagement opportunities in early 2024. The dates and locations will be posted once they are confirmed.
The first step in the revision process is to engage stakeholders to:
- Understand and comment on the role of Dakota County in implementing strategies that may be required by the state as identified in the
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's draft plan.
- Collect survey data and feedback from stakeholders to inform the county throughout the revision process.
- Provide accurate, relevant and timely information to help all of those involved.
- Gather feedback, ideas and opinions to assess solid waste management challenges. This helps determine opportunities, identify barriers to implementation and understand the level of support for proposed strategies.
Dakota County will use the feedback when drafting the revised 2024-2044 Solid Waste Management Plan.
Tentative project schedule
September–October 2023: Stakeholder engagement - round 1
October–November 2023: Draft Solid Waste Management Plan strategies
- January–February 2024: Stakeholder engagement - round 2
March–April 2024: Draft and revise Solid Waste Management Plan
Fall 2024: Solid Waste Management Plan finalization and approval
To sign up for updates regarding the Solid Waste Management Plan revision or to learn more about engagement opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.