Community Stewardship

The Recycling Zone in Dakota County, Minnesota

The Recycling Zone of Dakota County Provides Convenient Community Recycling

Gopher Resource has operated The Recycling Zone in Dakota County, Minnesota, since it opened in 1993. The facility provides recycling and household hazardous waste collection – most at no charge – for surrounding residents and small business. With more than 65,000 visitors annually, the facility is a powerful example of how local citizens, the government and private business can collaborate for long-term environmental good.

In 2017, The Recycling Zone collected nearly 4 million pounds of hazardous waste of which 1.8 million pounds were electronics. The facility also collected over 1.5 million pounds of steel, plastics, glass and paper recyclables. In addition, it has helped facilitate the reuse of over 300,000 pounds of oil and latex based paint, cleaning supplies and other materials.

If you have old cleaning supplies, lawn and garden products, or paint from your summer projects, good news! They can be recycled - just not in your curbside recycling bin. Drop them off at The Recycling Zone in Eagan!

Find information about materials accepted, hours and directions.

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