Dakota County Environmental Resources and the Dakota County Fair are taking steps to recycle more waste and are in need of volunteers to help out. Bottles, paper and organics such as food and napkins will be collected and recycled again this year to keep them out of the landfill.
The Dakota County Fair is Aug. 7-13 in Farmington. Volunteers are needed during the fair to help instruct event goers on what to recycle and highlight why recycling is important. No experience necessary; training provided. Volunteers get free admission to the fair on the day of their shift and a free T-shirt.
Organic materials that are collected in food vendor areas will be taken to a local facility for composting. Glass bottles, cans and paper are taken to recycling facilities to be sorted and made into new, useful products. Last year, more than five tons of recyclables were saved from the landfill. We can do even better but we need your help.
To sign up, visit the Volunteer website or call Garrett Zaffke at 651-438-4635.