All residential and commercial properties, including multifamily, in Dakota County must recycle. See the recycling list for what to recycle and what to leave out. All trash haulers serving Dakota County must accept these items. 

The City of Mendota Heights works closely with Dakota County to ensure that residents and commercial properties, including multifamily, are able to take advantage of every opportunity to recycle.  

Recycling at Home

Check out what to recycle and use the online Recycling Guide directory to find out how to get rid of specific items Learn more.

Multifamily Recycling Program

Residents are required to recycle. Dakota County provides technical assistance, in-person education and funding to start or improve recycling at apartments, condominiums, townhomes, and independent senior living. Learn more.

Event Recycling

Please contact the Recycling Coordinator to borrow event recycling containers. Dakota County provides free event resources to support recycling and food scraps collection. Learn more.

County Recycling Resources

Business Recycling Program

Eligible businesses can receive funding to help reduce waste and start or improve recycling or food scraps collection. No match required. All businesses can get technical assistance, free container labels and educational resources. Learn more.

School Recycling Program

Grants are available to help prevent wasted food, reduce waste, improve recycling and food scraps collection, and educate students and staff. Request free recycling education performances, field trips, container labels and activity guides. Learn more.

Environmental Education Resources

Residents, businesses, schools and organizations are welcome to use free article templates, handouts, activity kits and more to educate about recycling, food scraps, household hazardous waste and waste prevention. Learn more.

For specific questions, contact the Recycling Coordinator at 651-552-4118.