* Fix-It Clinic

* Commercial recycling requirements go into effect on January 1, 2016

* Business Recycling - Dakota County will provide free recycling labels (PDF)

* Yellowbook Recycling Options (PDF)



October 19, 2019

12:00 PM -3:00 PM

Central Square Community Center
100 7th Ave N., South St. Paul

Get items fixed or mended for free and learn useful repair skills at an upcoming Fix-It clinic.

Skilled volunteers help you figure out what's wrong and fix your broken items. Clinics build community and reduce the amount of stuff thrown in the trash.


November 2, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wakota Federal Credit Union

1151 Southview Blvd, South St. Paul

Recycle your pumpkin for free! Open to everyone! No painted pumpkins or candles accepted. Pumpkins will be composted instead of going to the landfill. Take a ride on the Ashes fire truck!  Questions? Call Deb: 651-554-3230

No painted pumpkins or candles accepted.


South St. Paul library is currently recycling their plastic film in the library. Any shipments that come in wrapped in shrink wrap, or including bubble wrap, these plastic films are being collected and recycled properly to be kept out of the landfill. Items collected for recycling include:

-Plastic grocery bags
-Bubble wrap
-Shrink wrap surrounded paper towel or water bottle packs
-Dry cleaning bags
-Newspaper bags

Residents can collect and bring plastic film to numerous grocery stores and retail stores throughout the city.

For more information on what can be collected and recycled visit the Plastic Film Recycling website

Questions? Call or email Cassandra at: 651-552-4118

Recyclable Materials

For information on what to recycle, please visit Dakota County's Green Guide.

Please do not bag recyclable items in plastic bags. Keep them loose in your cart or bin.

Special Note on Plastics

Some plastics are recyclable while some are not. Some recycling haulers are collecting more types of plastics than in the past, so contact your recycling hauler for a detailed list of which types they accept from your curbside recycling bin. Place recyclable plastics in with curbside recycling