Dakota County has free containers, labels, educational resources and technical assistance available to help schools start or improve recycling and organics programs.
School Recycling & Organics Program
All schools located in Dakota County are encouraged to request assistance for recycling and/or organics program improvement and implementation. Assistance activities are provided by County staff or its consultant, partnering with an individual school liaison and student clubs.
Who can request assistance
All public or private schools within Dakota County
- Recycling and organics collection containers
- Compostable bags
- Bin labels
- Educational resources
- On-site assistance (e.g., container inventory of school, container placement, education, staff/student training, etc.)
- Pre-program and post-program waste sorts
If you are interested in assistance for your district or school, please call 952-891-7557 and ask for the school recycling program coordinator. You will be placed on the waiting list to be notified when the request for assistance period begins for the next session.