* Fix-It Clinic

* Commercial recycling requirements go into effect on January 1, 2016

* Business Recycling - Dakota County will provide free recycling labels (PDF)

* Yellowbook Recycling Options (PDF)



April 20 - April 28, 2019

Four locations around the community are accepting shoes and clothing in ANY CONDITION for recycling or reuse. If you can wear it, or it is made of fabric, we want it! Lonely socks and mittens? Bring them! Ripped jeans or sweaters? We'll take it! Hole-filled undies? Yup!

Donate your items at the following locations:

South St. Paul: Central Square Community Center

100 7th Ave N --indoor large bins

West St. Paul: Sports Dome

1655 Livingston Ave --outdoor metal drop box

Mendota Heights: City Hall

1101 Victoria Curve --outdoor metal drop box

Sunfish Lake: Bethel Baptist Church

2100 Delaware Ave --outdoor metal drop box


May 18, 2019

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

South St. Paul Public Works Facility, 400 E Richmond St

Recycle and dispose of items such as mattresses, box springs, bikes, furniture, electronics, propane tanks and much more!  Railroad ties, household hazardous waste, and traditional recyclables such as plastic bottles and cans are not accepted. For more information call: 651-554-3204


June 8, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

West St. Paul Public Works Facility, 403 Marie Ave E

Residents of South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Sunfish Lake, Mendota and Lilydale are welcome!

Bring non-rimmed tires of any size to this FREE collection. No business tires accepted, no rims accepted. Limit 8 tires per household.

Questions? Call or email Cassandra at: 651-552-4118


June 26, 2019

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Wakota Federal Credit Union, 1151 Southview Blvd, South St. Paul, MN 55075

All residents of the community welcome!

Shred & recycle confidential material.  What to shred:
* Credit cards, Receipts, Old bills
* Banking & loan information, Check stubs
* Records: Medical, Taxes, Investments
* Social Security #'s
* Internal correspondence

* Bring papers in paper grocery bags, rather than in boxes.
* Remove 3-ring binders, spiral binders & binder clips.

Questions? Call Wakota at: 651-451-3330


October 7, 2019 

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Reservations Required. Cost for first appliance is $25 and $10 for each additional.

Call between August 1st - October 4th:  

J.R.'s Advanced Recyclers 651-454-9215.

Dispose of old appliances properly with the help of JR's Advanced Recyclers. Appliances must be in a square (non-compacted) condition and not contain food, debris, or other foreign material which would prevent the recycler from proper removal of hazardous waste and/or refrigerants according to law.

J.R.'s Advanced Recyclers has the right to refuse ANY appliance.  If your appliance is of an unusual variety, please inquire with the recycler about its acceptance.

Accepted Appliances:  Air conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Dishwashers, Disposals, Dryers, Furnaces, Humidifiers, Microwaves, Refrigerators & Freezers, Stoves, Trash Compactors, Washers, Water Heaters, and Water Softeners.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:  Call J.R.'s Advanced Recyclers at 651-454-9215 between August 1st - October 4th, for your reservation.


South St. Paul library is currently collecting and recycling plastic film in the library. Any shipments that come in wrapped in shrink wrap, or including bubble wrap, these plastic films are being collected and recycled properly to be kept out of the landfill. Items collected for recycling include:

-Plastic grocery bags
-Bubble wrap
-Shrink wrap surrounded paper towel or water bottle packs
-Dry cleaning bags
-Newspaper bags

For more information on what can be collected and recycled visit the Plastic Film Recycling website
Residents can collect and bring plastic film to numerous grocery stores and retail stores throughout the city.

Questions? Call or email Cassandra at: 651-552-4118

Recyclable Materials

For information on what to recycle, please visit Dakota County's Green 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