Recycling and Trash

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:


  • 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.

Properly Dispose of Items - Recycle and Trash

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.
  • IGH Recycling Events: Contact Ally Hillstrom at 651-604-8511 to learn of recycling related volunteer opportunities in Inver Grove Heights.

Trash Collection

    Are you looking for a new trash company?  The city of Inver Grove Heights requires trash companies to be licensed annually in the city.  
    List of Trash/Garbage Haulers