The City of Inver Grove Heights and Dakota County collaborate to provide our community resources on how to reduce, reuse, and properly dispose of unwanted items. Please review the following links for more information.
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Use the Recycling Guide to find out where to recycle, compost or get rid of unwanted items. Call ahead to verify the location, materials collected and hours of operation.
This information was compiled by Dakota County. For additional recyclers in your area, search online. Any recycler wishing to be added to this list may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information provided in this directory is compiled as a service to residents. A listing in this directory does not imply an endorsement of approval by Dakota County. All businesses listed in the directory are responsible for complying with all applicable local, state and federal laws pertaining to recycling, waste disposal and environmental protection.
Learn how to properly dispose of recyclable material, trash and hazardous waste below.
All residents and commercial properties, including multifamily, in Dakota County must recycle the following items. All haulers serving Dakota County must accept these items.
Follow the list below, or reference the Recycling at Home cheat sheet. Additional home recycling information can be found in the What Goes Where Guide.
* Scrap metal is allowed in carts and dumpsters only if delivered to the Tennis Sanitation recycling facility.
Review the city's requirements for trash and recycling collection and disposal here.
Visit the Online Recycling Guide tab to find out where to recycle, compost or get rid of unwanted items.
Only a short drive from IGH, The Recycling Zone (3365 Dodd Road, Eagan) is a collection facility open year-round to all Dakota County residents. Household hazardous waste, most electronics, scrap metal, cardboard and more is accepted for FREE. Tires, TVs and computer monitors have a small fee. Visit The Recycling Zone for a full list of accepted items list, prices and hours of operation.
Visit the Collection Events page to find local events to recycle and dispose of unwanted items.
Residents, businesses, schools and organizations are welcome to use free article templates, handouts, activity kits and more to educate about recycling, organics, household hazardous waste and waste prevention.
Want to get involved and learn more about recycling, composting, and repurposing? Visit this page to learn how you can become a Master Recycler/Composter and inspire others to help reduce waste in Dakota County.
The City of Inver Grove Heights licenses trash and recycling collection companies on an annual basis. If you are a new resident, a new business, or would like to change your hauler, please select from one of the licensed haulers listed below and set up your service directly with the hauling company.
Collection services must occur between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Operations during these hours may also be conducted on Saturdays to accommodate recognized national holidays and special collections arranged between the collector and the customer. Haulers must provide weekly trash and recycling services to residents.
|Licensed Hauler||Phone Number|
|Commercial & Multifamily Dumpsters||Construction Debris||Roll Off Dumpster|
|Allied Waste Service (Republic Services)||651-455-8634||No||No|
|All Star Rolloff Inc.||651-455-4941||No||No||Yes||No|
|Anderson's Dumpster Box Service||651-774-2550||No||Yes (multifamily only)||Yes||Yes|
|Aspen Waste Systems||612-884-8000||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Dick's Sanitation Inc.||952-469-5161 (residential)|
|Inver Grove Sanitation||651-457-1615||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Keith Krupenny & Son Disposal Service||651-457-3680||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Lightning Disposal, Inc.||651-457-4434||No||No||No||Yes|
|Nitti Sanitation, Inc.||651-457-7497||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Tennis Sanitation L.L.C||651-459-1887||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Triangle Rubbish Service||651-454-1848||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Veit Disposal Systems||763-422-3867||No||Yes (commercial only)||Yes||No|
Find recycling resources for multifamily properties, businesses, and schools below.
Multifamily properties with four or more attached residential units and a common waste contract must meet recycling requirements of Dakota County Ordinance 110 and City Code 8-6-6. View recycling requirements and free recycling program resources for multifamily properties here.
Free resources are available to help set up or improve recycling collection in multifamily properties. To sign up for free recycling resources or ask questions, please email Ally Sutherland or call 651-604-8511. Free resources available include:
Dakota County Ordinance 110 and City Code 8-6 include recycling and waste management requirements for businesses designed to reduce waste going to landfills, improve the quality of materials recycled, and make progress toward the state's goal to recycle 75 percent of waste by 2030. You can find additional recycling and disposal information for Dakota County businesses here.
Dakota County offers funding up to $10,000 to eligible businesses and organizations to start or improve waste management practices, including waste prevention, recycling and food waste prevention and organics collection for food donation or composting. Learn more about the funding assistance here.
Grants are available to help prevent wasted food, reduce waste, improve recycling and organics collection, and educate students and staff. Request free recycling education performances, field trips, container labels and activity guides.
Businesses, residents, schools and organizations are welcome to use free article templates, handouts, activity kits and more to educate about recycling, organics, household hazardous waste and waste prevention.
The average Dakota County resident creates 2,180 pounds of waste each year. Learn how to minimize the amount of waste you generate by reducing your consumption, buying used and more.
Try out the Reduce and Reuse Map by Dakota County to quickly find the closest places to donate goods, shop used, rent equipment and repair your stuff. You can select custom filters based on what you need:
You do more than save money when you make your stuff go the extra mile or score unique items at a secondhand store. By reducing and reusing instead of buying new, you’ll spend less money, keep your home organized and simplify your life while helping the planet.
You can go beyond brick-and-mortar stores to find what you need and get rid of what you don’t. Use online outlets to save the planet and your wallet.
Use the IGH Safe Swap located at the Inver Grove Heights’ Public Safety building in the customer parking lot to exchange items in person. More information can be found here.
It takes a lot of water, energy and fuel to get food to our plates, yet we trash 40 percent of the food in the U.S. See how well you are at not wasting food. Dakota County offers helpful tips and tools to save money and reduce food waste.
Do you have an items that needs to be fixed or mended? Bring it to a Fix-Clinic to have it fixed for free. Find more information here.
One-third of our trash is made of organics materials like food scraps and yard waste. Learn about the organics recycling programs available in Dakota County below.
Food waste makes up nearly 20 percent of our household trash, yet it doesn’t do any good sitting in a landfill. Instead, food scraps could turn into beneficial compost – a soil-like material used to help plants grow. Sign up for the free organics collection program to access five drop-off sites throughout Dakota County with more being added this year.
Organics drop-off site collection goes beyond backyard composting by accepting meat, bones, dairy products and pizza boxes. Food waste goes to a commercial compost facility in Rosemount where it is processed at higher temperatures that kill bacteria and break down larger pieces.
To sign up, register online, call 952-891-7557 or email. All participants receive helpful tips and free compostable bags to use at home.
Home composting is an easy way to turn much of the waste from your yard and kitchen into a rich material that you can use to improve your soil. Composting happens when microbes break down food scraps, grass clippings and leaves into a soil-like material called compost. Compost is rich in plant food, holds more water than regular soil, and lessens the need for fertilizers and weed killers. Find how to compost in your own backyard here.
Yard waste cannot be place in your household trash. Instead, it must be pick up by your trash hauler separately as seasonal yard waste or brought to a yard waste facility. Find where to dispose of yard waste here.