The Dakota County Solid Waste Master Plan identifies strategies 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 metro counties to revise master plans with strategies to comply with state mandates and meet recycling goals and objectives. These objectives are outlined in the
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Policy Plan.
The master plan was developed with input from stakeholders and was adopted by the 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 state requirements. The annual progress report provides updates on our efforts.
On Nov. 26, 2019, the board adopted a revised ordinance (Ordinance 110: Solid Waste Management) to carry out regulatory strategies in the master plan. Ordinance 110 includes recycling and waste management requirements for residents, commercial entities (businesses, schools, multifamily properties, event venues and municipalities) and the waste industry.