Dakota County hosts an annual free school recycling workshop designed to assist all schools in improving their waste reduction, recycling, and organics programs. Administrators, building and grounds personnel, kitchen staff, teachers, and Green Team leaders are encouraged to attend for recycling updates and information, creative solutions and free resources. New panelists and topics are covered each year.
More than half of the public school districts in Dakota County participated in the 2017 workshop as well as several private schools.
Upcoming 2018 Workshop: Thursday, July 12, 8:30 a.m.–noon (optional tour of landfill and recycling facility 11 a.m.–noon)Workshop will be held at Republic Services Recycling Facility in Inver Grove Heights. Please RSVP online to reserve your spot.
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2017 Workshop PresentationsSustainable Locker Clean-outsCompanies to Classrooms: School Supply Collector and DistributorFood Waste Prevention in Schools Transitioning to Reusable Products in the Cafeteria Revolution Bag - Post Consumer Recycled Plastic BagsDakota County School Recycling Program and Free Resources for Schools
2016 Workshop PresentationsDakota County Assistance Program and Resources for SchoolsISD 197 and Dakota County: From Disposables to CompostablesSpecialized Environmental Technologies: Closing the Composting GapLoaves and Fishes: Food Recovery in the CafeteriaUniversity of St. Thomas: Stadium Recycling
4/27/2018 5:22 AM