Festivals, parties and events can create a lot of trash. Make a change at your next get-together by recycling.
Starting in 2021, event centers, community festivals, fairs, sporting events and concerts will be required to recycle. Certain large events with food scraps will need to collect organics from non-public areas starting in 2024. Find out more about event requirements.
Plan your event
Provide recycling containers for your guests to collect cans, bottles and paper. Every trash bin should have a recycling bin next to it.
Event recycling help
Get help making a low-waste event plan, educating vendors and training volunteers. Borrow event recycling resources like containers, bags and signs by contacting your city recycling coordinator or Dakota County:
- Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville (Dakota Valley Recycling), 952-895-4559
Inver Grove Heights, 651-604-8511
Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake and West St. Paul, 651-552-4118
Dakota County, 952-891-7557
Recycle what you collect:
Compost the food scraps and napkins you collect:
- For larger events, ask your waste hauler 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.