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 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.
Dakota County has event recycling resources available for small and large events that are willing to recycle including:
- Free portable containers are available for recycling, organics and trash
- Signs and banners
- Bags and litter grabbers
Contact Ali Vandercook, 952-891-7557, to reserve equipment. Dakota Valley Recycling (cities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville) also offers free recycling containers for events.
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 an organics drop off site.
- Put small amounts of food waste without meat or dairy in a backyard compost bin.