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.
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.
Business Name & WebsiteAdvanced Disposal
All Star Rolloff Inc.
Aspen Waste Systems
Dick's Sanitation Inc.
Inver Grove Sanitation
Keith Krupenny & Son Disposal Service
Business Name & WebsiteLightning Disposal, Inc.
Nitti Sanitation, Inc.
Ray Anderson & Sons Co.
Tennis Sanitation L.L.C
Triangle Rubbish Service
Veit Disposal Systems
Learn how to properly dispose of recyclable material, trash and hazardous waste below.
Review the city's requirements for trash and recycling collection and disposal here.
Learn how to properly dispose of hundreds of unwanted items year-round by typing in your unwanted item in the Online Recycling Guide search box on the bottom of this page.
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 Community Collection Events page to find local opportunities to recycle and dispose of unwanted items.
The City of Inver Grove Heights, in partnership with Dakota County, provide a place to dispose of prescription drugs safely and anonymously. The medication drop box is located near the Police Department counter inside City Hall (8150 Barbara Avenue) and is accessible Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The closest parking lot and entryway is located on the west side of City Hall.
How to Drop Off Your Medicine:
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.
Learn how to minimize the amount of waste you generate by reducing your consumption, buying used and more.
The average Dakota County resident creates 2,180 pounds of waste each year. Reduce the amount we toss by buying used. Donating and shopping at secondhand stores saves you money, supports local businesses and helps you create unique style. Buying used has an added benefit: it keeps our air and water clean and saves natural resources by not having to make new products.
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.
If your unwanted item is in reusable condition, try to donate or sell before recycling or throwing away the item. Give away or sell a reusable item to your neighbors on platforms such as Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Nextdoor or other donation opportunities listed on the Recycling Guide. Find many tips for selling and buying used in the Dakota County Reuse Guide.
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.
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.
Find recycling and disposal resources for businesses, schools and multifamily properties below.
Does your property need recycling bins or labels? Have you received recycling contamination fees from your hauler? Do your residents have questions about how to properly dispose of recycling or large bulky items?
If so – the Dakota County Multifamily Recycling Program provided in partnership with the City of Inver Grove Heights is here to help!
Through this program, properties in Dakota County, MN with 2 or more units can receive the following at no cost:
Multifamily properties in Dakota County, MN who manage waste through a common contract with four or more residential units must provide residents the opportunity to recycle per County Ordinance 110 and City Code 8-6. The free Multifamily Recycling Program was created to help you set up or improve your recycling program so that you are in compliance with county and city ordinances. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please email Ally Sutherland or call 651-604-8511.
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.
Help advance the City's mission to reduce waste and promote recycling in the Inver Grove Heights' community! Find ways to help by volunteering below.
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.
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 here.
Visit the City's Volunteer page to find all volunteer opportunities with the City of Inver Grove Heights related to recycling events, environmental education, city parks, and more!
The Recycling Guide is an easy-to-use guide to help you learn where to recycle, compost or dispose of materials.
It offers useful information, options and tips to reduce the amount of waste you generate, reuse goods to get the most out of them and recycle items when they are no longer useful. 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.