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 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. The annual progress report provides updates on our efforts and highlights our commitment to making progress toward our goals.
On Nov. 26, 2019, the Dakota County Board adopted a revised ordinance (Ordinance 110: Solid Waste Management) to implement the 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 waste industry.