Organics Recycling Facility

Organics Recycling Facility

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 two times each 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.

Bright Idea

The SMSC Organics Recycling Facility has 144 solar panels on the roof to generate electricity for use at the site.


Find Out More

SMSC Organics Recycling Facility

1905 Mystic Lake Drive
Shakopee, MN 55379
952.233.9191
smscorf.com

Hours of Operation

April–November
Monday–Friday | 7am–5pm
Saturday | 8am–4pm

December–March
Monday–Friday | 8am–4pm

The health and safety of our employees, guests, Community Members, neighbors and the public is our top concern. We are monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Minnesota Department of Health about COVID-19 (coronavirus), and we will continue to base our decisions on protecting the well-being of the greater community. We are diligently monitoring the situation as it develops and will reassess matters as more information becomes available from public health authorities. In the meantime, stay up-to-date with the latest from the SMSC as it relates to coronavirus >>