Starting January 1, 2020 Mille Lacs County recycling drop sites will have new hours and locations. Recycling drop sites will be located in Isle, Milaca, Onamia, and Princeton; three of the four drop sites will have 24 hour availability, and all drop sites will accept single-sort recycling.
Recyclables are transported to the Dem-Con facility in Shakopee, Minnesota where the recyclables are separated, baled, and transported to market. The sorting and separating is done mechanically at the Dem-Con facility so you don’t have to, just place it loosely in the container. Because of this mechanical sorting process boxes must be broken down and no plastic bags are allowed. This short video shows how Dem-Con separates the different types of recycling at their facility.