From birthday parties to parades, events can create unnecessary trash. Make a difference at your get-togethers by recycling and reducing waste.
Visit the Rethink Recycling page and search green events to learn how to coordinate a green event from start to finish.
Event recycling help
Dakota County can help you plan a low-waste event including borrowing equipment and training volunteers. Contact Ali Vandercook, 952-891-7557, to learn more.
Plan your event
Make recycling easy for your guests by providing recycling containers for cans, bottles and other recyclables. Every trash bin should have a recycling bin next to it.
For small events, contact your city recycling coordinator to reserve event recycling resources:
Dakota County specializes in large events and has additional event recycling resources available including:
- Free portable containers for recycling, organics and trash
- Signs and banners
- Bags and litter grabbers
Contact Ali Vandercook, 952-891-7557, to reserve equipment.
Recycle what you collect:
Compost the organics you collect:
- Ask your trash service or recycling vender if they can provide pick-up service.
- Transport your organics directly to The Mulch Store ($2/bag).
- Put small amounts of food waste without meat or dairy in a backyard compost bin.