Business Recycling Reminders

Business Recycling Reminders
Posted on 05/26/2023
Business Recycling RemindersThe City of Farmington remains committed to recycling, and we ask our local businesses to partner with us in our efforts. A few reminders regarding Dakota County's recycling requirements:

Dakota County Ordinance 110 requires that all businesses have recycling service, with an option to self-haul recycling to a recycling facility. Therefore, all businesses should have a recycling cart or dumpster as part of their recycling service that they can use for proper disposal of cardboard.

The cardboard bins near the City Maintenance Facility do not qualify as a “recycling facility”.

Dakota County Ordinance 110, Section 16.02, A4 also states that all businesses must "Ensure that the collection schedule and container capacity are sufficient to contain all the recyclables collected...". Further, Section 16.05, A2 states: "Property owners, managers, and event sponsors shall... Provide a collection schedule and containers adequate to meet the requirements of this ordinance". Therefore, if your current recycling service does not meet your needs, you must work with your hauler to increase capacity. The cardboard bins near the City Maintenance Facility are not an option for excess cardboard from your business.

If you have questions regarding the County’s requirements or would like assistance with recycling at your business, please contact Solid Waste & Recycling Coordinator Violet Penman at 612-268-9097 or via e-mail at [email protected].


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