Recycling
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RECYCLING IS MANDATORY... Recycle Right
Click here to see Recycling Ordinance No. 4

Check out this video of a Material Recovery
Facility that sorts single stream recycling.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHwD0MFJXoE

THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS ARE ACCEPTED AT DODGE COUNTY RECYCLING DROP-OFF DEPOTS. 

NEWSPAPER, JUNK MAIL, FOLDING CARTONS
- Bnewspaperundle in Paper sacks, do not tie, NO PLASTIC BAGS!
- Include inserts from newspaper & all types of envelopes
- Folding cartons are cereal or cracker-type boxes, etc.
- NO Waxy coated boxes (i.e. frozen or microwave food)
- No tissue paper, napkins, pizza boxes, towels
 
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD
cardboard  - Layered with a wavy center
  - Flatten
  - NO Waxy corrugated cardboard
 MAGAZINES
- bundle in paper sacks, do not tie
- include other glossy paper
 OFFICE PAPER
- Notebook, copy & computer paper, letterhead, envelopes, etc.
- Bundle in paper sacks - NO PLASTIC BAGS, please!
- Bright colored paper is accepted
 ALUMINUM CANS
aluminum can- Empty and Rinse
 TIN/STEEL CANS
tin can- Rinse and Remove loose lids
 GLASS BOTTLES & JARS
              - NO LIDS, please!
glass bottle  - Rinse Clean
  - No ceramic dishes or mugs, window glass or plexiglass, light bulbs, glassware or Pyrex
 PLASTIC BOTTLES
recycling items (2)- All narrow neck bottles
- Lids are accepted
- Plastic bottles, milk and water jugs, detergents, cleaners, shampoo bottles
- Rinse Clean
OTHER PLASTICS
- #1, #2 and #5 plastics are accepted. (Please look at bottom of container)
- Small containers - 8" max diameter
- Squeezable bottles
- Yogurt containers & Margarine tubs
- Rinse Clean
- NO toys, car parts, diapers, furniture, laundry baskets, styrofoam, or car seats. Please! 
ASEPTIC PACKAGING
- Rinse CleaMilk_and_juice_cartons_resizedn
- Milk and juice cartons
- Juice boxes
- Broth and cream cartons
 

CURBSIDE RECYCLING SERVICE is provided by licensed haulers and they are required by the County to provide this service. Most haulers provide this service free! It’s easy, just call your hauler and ask for it! Have them provide you with a listing of what can and cannot go into your curbside bin.

THE RECYCLING CENTER
Located next to the Transfer Station at 62236 240th Ave on Co Rd 21 between Kasson and Mantorville.  Phone: 507-634-7875
Hours at the Recycling Center:
Monday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to Noon

The Recycling Center, drop box locations and most haulers accept commingled recycling. This means that recycled materials can be put together in the same container. If you have a hauler - they should provide instructions for their recycling requirements. See below for the drop box locations and if separating is required at the location that you use - please follow instructions on the Drop Boxes. 
Put It In the Right Bin

RURAL DROP-OFF RECYCLING DEPOTS are available for people that do not have curbside recycling service. The Depots are available at the following locations around the County: 

Township 

Berne -All recyclables commingled in one box.
Next to the church building.

Claremont - Cardboard and paper separated in one box and all other recycling in the 2nd box.
By the City Shop
Dodge Center - Cardboard and paper separated in one box and all other recycling in the 2nd box.
North of the City Maintenance Shop
Hayfield - Cardboard and paper separated in one box and all other recycling in the 2nd box.
Next to the Co Shed, N of Hwy 30 on Center St
Kasson/Mantorville - Separate cardboard. All other items can go together.
Gate C at the Recycling Center
West Concord- Cardboard and paper separated in one box and all other recycling in the 2nd box.
East side of the liquor store
Ellington, Old Concord, Westfield and Vernon - All recyclables commingled in one box.
Township halls

 

RECYCLING CENTER DROP BOXES

PLEASE read the signs for what can and cannot go in the drop boxes. Please be sure to REMOVE ANY STYROFOAM AND PLASTIC FROM CARDBOARD BOXES before putting them into the recycling bin.
 Thank you.

PLEASE NOTE: Misuse of these containers may result in their removal.


ELECTRONIC WASTE cannot go in the trash.
E-waste Fees:
  -  $20 for TV/Monitors
  -  $5 for all other e-waste
  -  If the item is broken down or taken apart an additional $25 special handling fee will be charged.
  -  Fees are subject to change.
Click here to see what is acceptable electronic waste and what is not classified as electronic waste. Please inquire if non-qualified electronics are able to be recycled another way. 
For further information call 507-634-7875.

BRING YOUR UNWANTED CLOTHING AND SHOES TO A USAGAIN BIN AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

Clothing Recycle-  Dodge County Recycling Center located south of the building- next to the Self Serve Waste Depot  (green/tan) building.
 - Hayfield by the Recycling drop boxes.
 - Claremont by the Recycling drop boxes.
 - West Concord by the Recycling drop boxes.


Minnesota Materials Exchange - The Minnesota Materials Exchange program is a free service that links organizations that have reusable goods they no longer need to those who can use them. By providing a business reuse network, the Materials Exchange program helps prevent usable materials from becoming waste. Click here to visit the website.    

THINKING OF DONATING YOUR CAR FOR REUSE?
Follow the link for the MN State Attorney General webpage on things to watch out for and a list of charities that will accept vehicles for donations.  https://www.ag.state.mn.us/consumer/publications/VehicleDonations.asp