Festivals, parties, and events can create a lot of trash. Make a change at your next get-together by recycling.
Starting in 2021, event centers, community festivals, fairs, sporting events, and concerts will be required to recycle. Certain large events with food scraps will need to collect organics from non-public areas starting in 2024. Information about these changes can be found here.
Event Recycling Help
Dakota County offers free resources for events to help meet the recycling and compost requirements. Free resources include:
Portable x-frame receptacles
Bags for each waste stream
Signs for each x-frame
Tall banners for waste stations with weights or stakes (10)
Hanging banners for waste stations (6)
Table top tents
Vendor window signs
Labels for permanent containers
Intern to help plan and day-of help
Volunteer network for day-of help
Volunteer "Green Squad" vests
Litter grabbers (22)
Tents for waste stations with sandbag weights (5)
Digital scales to weight collect materials (3)
Volunteer training materials
Template contract to work with food vendors.
Please contact the recycling coordinator, Cassandra Johnson, at (651) 552-4118 about utilizing these resources. Information about low waste events and the resources offered by Dakota County can be found here.