Trash and Recycling

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:

Trash and Recycling Collection

  • Licensed Trash and Recycling Haulers: Are you looking for a new company to collect your trash or recycling? The City of Inver Grove Heights requires any company collecting trash or recycling from a residence or business to be licensed through the City on an basis. View a list of licensed trash and recycling haulers here.


  • Food Waste Prevention: Did you know 40% of food in the U.S ends up in the trash? Learn how you can help reduce wasted food.


  • Fix-It Clinics: Do you have an items that needs to be fixed or mended? Bring it to a Fix-Clinic to have it fixed for free. 
  • Dakota County Reuse Guide: Learn of local opportunities to donate and purchase reusable goods.

Recycle & Disposal

  • Business Recycling and Disposal: Recycling and disposal information and funding opportunities for Dakota County businesses.
  • City Code Collection and Disposal Requirements: Review the city's requirements for trash and recycling collection and disposal. 
  • Community Collection Events: Opportunities for our community to recycle and dispose of unwanted items
  • Environmental Education Resources: 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.
  • Multifamily Recycling Program: 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.
  • Recycling at Home: Use the online Recycling Guide directory to find out where to recycle, compost or get rid of stuff. All recycling service providers in Dakota County must accept these items. Learn more.
  • School Recycling and Disposal: 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.
  • The Recycling Zone: Learn more about the recycling opportunities open to all Dakota County residents provided by The Recycling Zone. Opportunities are available for small businesses as well.


  • Organics Recycling: Find more information regarding organics recycling opportunities, yard waste disposal and more.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Master Recycler/Composter (MRC) Program: Do you want to learn more about recycling, composting, waste reduction and more? Visit this page to learn how you can become a Master Recycler/Composter and inspire others to help reduce waste in Dakota County.
  • Fix-It Clinics: Do you know how to fix things, such as mend clothing or tinker with electronics? Learn more about how you can help fix your neighbors' broken items.
  • City Events and Projects: Contact Ally Sutherland at 651-604-8511 to learn of recycling related volunteer opportunities in Inver Grove Heights.