A Natural Approach to Waste Management
The SMSC Organics Recycling Facility reflects the Dakota tradition of caring for the earth by recycling organic waste into useful materials. The facility uses natural processes to break down organic material from food scraps, stumps, and yard trimmings to produce compost and compost blends for retail and wholesale purchase.
Several local municipalities, including the cities of Prior Lake, Savage, Shakopee, and Prior Lake-Savage schools, dispose of their waste sustainably at the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility. The public is welcome to use the facility year-round, and at key times of the year the facility accepts yard waste for free from Scott County residents.
The Benefits of Compost and Mulch
While minimizing waste is a significant benefit of composting, compost and mulch products also improve soil structure, increase nutrient content, and work to ward off plant disease. Fertile soil has far greater moisture retention, allowing gardeners, landscapers and business owners to use less water.
The SMSC Organics Recycling Facility has 144 solar panels on the roof to generate electricity for use at the site.
SMSC Organics Recycling Facility
1905 Mystic Lake Drive
Shakopee, MN 55379
Hours of Operation
April – November
Monday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m
December – March
Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.