The Recycling Zone


Residents of West St. Paul can drop off recycling, or dispose of household hazardous wastes (HHW) free of charge. Starting August 1, 2016, residents must pay a $10 fee to recycle any size television or computer monitor. All other electronic items are free to recycle.

The Recycling Zone also offers compost bins for sale, a product reuse area, and a lead sinker exchange program.

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, The Recycling Zone will no longer accept packaging peanuts and plastic bags and wrap. Use the Green Guide to find drop-off sites.

Aluminum cans will still be accepted for free recycling, but payment for cans has ended.

Educational Experiences

Free Educational Experiences of The Recycling Zone are available to Dakota County residents and groups (girls and boy scouts, churches, etc.). Experiences last about one hour and include an inside view of the site where participants learn about proper management of household chemicals, recyclables and problem materials such as computers and other home electronics.

Location & directions 

3365 Dodd Road (Hwy 149)
Eagan, MN (map)
Email Recycling Zone


Drop-Off Hours for Residents
Wednesday: 9am–8pm
Thursday: noon–8pm
Friday: 9am–5pm
Saturday: 8am–5pm