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Roughly 25-30% of what we throw away is food-soiled paper products and food scraps. In organic recycling programs, waste is recycled into valuable compost used in landscaping and road construction projects

Why is organic recycling so important?

Recycling organic materials like paper, food, and yard waste from your home keeps valuable materials out of landfills and allows that waste to be reused. Organic recycling turns materials that would otherwise sit in landfills into usable compost for soils and materials for road construction projects within the county.

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Scott County is working with garbage haulers, cities, and businesses to extend resources to dispose of garbage and recycling to Scott County residence.

Quick links to collection sites and how to participate at each location. See Waste Navigator for entire list of disposal locations

City of Jordan Jordan

Food Waste 

Yard Waste 

E-Mail Contact for Questions

Suburban Waste Savage

Food Waste 

E-Mail Contact for Questions

Buckingham

Prior Lake

Food Waste

E-Mail Contact for Questions

SMSC

Shakopee

Food Waste

Yard Waste

E-Mail Contact for Questions

Depending on where you are in the county there are multiple resources to economically and efficiently dispose of garbage, recycling, and organic waste.

List of Providors

List of Providors

Waste Navigator Tool

Be in the know on where to throw your waste in Scott County

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