Fix-it Clinics Coming Up in Dakota County
Have a broken item at home gathering dust? Come to a fix-it clinic where residents can bring up to 3 small items to be repaired or mended. Bring in small household electronics, clothing and more and receive free guided assistance to fix your items. Common items include coffee pots, fans, jewelry, and clothes with tears or holes.
Saturday, October 19th 2019
Noon- 3:00 p.m.
Central Square Community Center, South St. Paul
Saturday, November 16th 2019
Noon- 3:00 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Library, Hastings
Saturday, December 7th 2019
11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, St. Paul
In partnership with Ramsey County
Want to share your skills with others looking to learn how to repair their items? Volunteer!
Green Your Holidays
Did you know that the volume of trash generally increases by 25% between Thanksgiving and New Years? Help reduce that waste with some easy reducing and recycling holiday tips.
Hanging up lights around the holiday season is practically a requirement for those looking to put their festivities on display. Although, when those lights get old, or you decide to make the switch to energy efficient LED holiday lights, we want to help you be smart about disposing of the string lights that are forever sentenced to your storage unit, or worse, the trash. Instead, recycle your old lights with Pro-Act’s holiday light recycling program!
Pro-Act is non-profit organization dedicated to serving people with disabilities and other barriers to employment and community inclusion. Among Pro-Act's many services is a one-of-a-kind statewide holiday light recycling program in Minnesota. Residents can drop-off their unwanted light strands at participating locations during the holiday season starting November 15 and running through the end of January. In addition, there are several locations around the Twin Cities metro that serve as year-round drop-off locations, including the Dakota County Recycling Zone in Eagan.
(Dec 1 - First week of February 2019)
How to Recycle Aluminum Foil and Trays
Did you know that aluminum foil and trays are 100% recyclable? In fact, they are just as recyclable as aluminum cans! The problem is, not all recycling centers accept foil and trays due to the fact that they often contain food waste which can contaminate collection. This leads to a reusable material ending up in a landfill where it takes about 400 years to break down.