The County invites comments from residents and representatives from businesses/organizations, municipalities and school districts, and the waste industry on the proposed solid waste management strategy implementation timeline that is under consideration in the Draft Solid Waste Master Plan. Send comments, questions and concerns to Renee Burman by Sept. 1, 2017.
The Draft Solid Waste Master Plan (full document) content is currently under review by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. A review period for the Draft Master Plan is anticipated in late 2017 with more detail on waste management strategies and implementation approaches.
A final Master Plan will be reviewed by the Dakota County Planning Commission, the County Board, and submitted for Minnesota Pollution Control Agency approval (anticipated 2018). Implementation of any and all strategies will require coordination between County staff and stakeholder groups, and some will require authorization by the County Board. It is anticipated that collaborative efforts will begin in 2018 to develop time-phased approaches, to refine existing programs and to develop new programs.
Plan development process
- Phase 1 – Design process and gather stakeholder input on solid waste issues, barriers and solutions (October 2016–February 2017)
- Phase 2 – Draft Solid Waste Master Plan strategies and gather stakeholder feedback (March-May 2017)
- Phase 3 – Draft and revise Solid Waste Master Plan based on Policy Plan requirements and stakeholder feedback (June–November 2017)
- Phase 4 – Finalize the stakeholder-driven Master Plan for County Board approval and submission to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency by the required deadline (November 2017–January 2018)
Phase 1 – Design process then gather stakeholder input
A comprehensive Stakeholder Engagement Process Design is guiding this work, supported by a detailed Implementation Plan. Summaries of the input gathered are listed below:
Residential Input Summary
Businesses, Reuse Organizations and Industrial Users Input Summary
Municipalities & School Districts Input Summary
Haulers, Recycling Facilities and Resource Recovery Facilities Input Summary
Phase 2 – Draft Solid Waste Master Plan strategies and gather stakeholder feedback
Summaries of the feedback gathered during Phase 2 are listed below:
Residential Feedback Summary
Business and School District Feedback Summary
Municipality Feedback Summary
Waste Haulers & Facilities Feedback Summary
Multiunit Feedback Summary