Dakota County offers a variety of resources to help schools reduce waste, collect recycling and organics, and enhance student and staff recycling knowledge.
Order free labels, posters and activity guides
Dakota County offers free labels, posters and activity guides to help school staff and students know what materials can be recycled or collected for organics. Order free labels and resources.
Schedule in-school performances and field trips
Dakota County offers experiential learning opportunities for students and staff with free in-school performances and free bus services to waste management facilities. Find out more.
Apply for a grant
Dakota County offers grants for schools to start or improve waste management practices. Grants up to $10,000 per project are given for resources to increase reuse, recycling, food waste prevention and organics collection projects. Eligible expenses include containers, reusable serviceware, staff stipends and waste education. Comprehensive technical assistance is provided. Find out more about the grant.
For more information, call 952-891-7557 and ask for the school recycling program coordinator or email firstname.lastname@example.org.