* Fix-It Clinic


Clothing Collection Event

August 1 - August 12, 2022

Bring your good-condition shoes and clothing to outdoor metal drop boxes for reuse.


  • Doug Woog Arena, 141 6th St S South St. Paul
  • Mendota Heights City Hall, 1101 Victoria Curve, Mendota Heights
  • Sports Dome, 1655 Livingston Ave, West St. Paul

No stained, torn or ripped clothing will be accepted in these drop boxes.               

Questions? Contact Cassandra: 651-552-4118 or

Free Paper Shred Event

September 10, 2022

WHERE: Wakota Federal Credit Union, 1151 Southview Blvd, South St. Paul

WHEN: 10am-1pm

Join us for a FREE paper shred event, limit 2 boxes per person. Open to the community. Held in parking lot out back.

Questions? Contact Amanda: 651-289-2154 or


Clean up Day

September 17, 2022

WHERE: Public Works, 400 E Richmond St, South St. Paul

WHEN: 9am-1pm

Join us to dispose of items, most have a fee associated with them, such as:

  • mattress/box spring
  • bikes
  • TV
  • junk/trash
  • appliances

Curbside Appliance Pick Up

October 3, 2022 

Call JR's Advanced Recyclers to schedule and pay for your appliances to be collected at your driveway. $25 for the first and $10 for each additional. 

Reservations Required: 651-454-9215

Call J.R.’s Advanced Recyclers between 9/1/22 9/30/22

Examples of some accepted appliances:

  • Furnace
  • Humidifier
  • Water heater
  • Water softener
  • Dishwasher
  • Air conditioner
  • and more!

Questions? Contact JR's at: 651-454-9215 

Fall Paper Shred Event

October 22, 2022

WHERE: Mendakota Park, 2171 Dodd Rd, Mendota Heights

WHEN: 9am-noon

Join us for another FREE shredding event held at Mendakota Park in Mendota Heights from 9AM-noon. Bring documents in paper bags please. No limit. Open to residents in South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Lilydale, Sunfish Lake and Mendota.

Questions? Contact Cassandra: 651-552-4118 or

Recyclable Materials

For information on what to recycle, please visit Dakota County’s Recycling 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