Materials we accept
Household hazardous waste
We accept materials from residents and businesses. Types of materials accepted and fees vary for residents and businesses. Wastes we collect include aerosols, paints, pesticides, fluorescent lights, auto batteries, and more.
Partially used paints and household chemicals that can be safely reused are offered to the public at no charge, including lawn and garden chemicals, paint, paint thinners, varnishes and cleaning products. Reuse puts these products into the hands of people who need them instead of into the waste stream.
Materials including cans, glass, plastic bottles, cardboard, newspaper and scrap metal are accepted from both residents and businesses. We also buy aluminum cans. For help with pickup, or to get aluminum redemption prices, call 651-905-4520.
We accept household electronics from private individuals free of charge. Business electronics are also accepted on the second Tuesday of each month. There is a charge for business electronics collection, payable by cash or check only. Cellular phones are free.
We provide an informal classroom setting where school and community groups can learn how to conserve natural resources by recycling, reducing and reusing waste.
Hours and accepted materials
Call Dakota County Environmental Management Department at 952-891-7020.
For details, visit: www.co.dakota.mn.us/Environment/RecyclingZone