Green Grades

Recycling Poster Contest

Scott County’s K-12 students are invited to showcase their artistic talent and help spread awareness of the value of recycling by participating in Dem-Con’s first Recycling Poster Contest. Posters will be grouped into one of two categories: Elementary (Grades K-5) or Secondary (Grades 6-12). One winner will be selected from each of the two categories. Each of the winning posters will be professionally printed and distributed for display throughout the county. Each winner will also receive a framed copy of his/her poster and a $100 VISA gift card! See the links below for full contest rules and the required release form.

All posters must be submitted by Wednesday, November 15th.

About Green Grades

Dem-Con Green Grades was created with the goal of educating our future leaders on responsible waste processing and disposal. Community and environment define what we do and educating our children is essential.

We believe every student should have the opportunity to see how solid waste is managed.

Part 1:
Landfill, Construction, Demolition

Part 2:
Materials Recovery


Kindergarten-2nd Grade Unit Plan

  • 3 interactive lessons
  • Printable activities
  • Companion SMART Notebook file
  • Click here to download a sample.

    3rd-5th Grade Unit Plan

  • 3 interactive lessons
  • Printable activities
  • Companion SMART Notebook file
  • Click here to download a sample.

    6th Grade and Up Lesson Plan

  • 1 interactive lesson
  • Companion PowerPoint presentation
  • Click here to download a sample.

    For access to the full lesson plans and resources, free of charge, contact Erin Chamberlain at 952.224.7108.

    Check out photos from past tours:

    About Green Grades

    The best way to learn about our Green Grades program is to come experience it for yourself.
    Click the button below to schedule a tour. Alternatively, you can call us at 952-445-5755 or send us a direct email at

    Tours must be scheduled ahead of time.

    A typical tour at Dem-Con consists of:

    Can’t make it to our site? Contact us about our Mobile Education Center!

    The Mobile Education Center gives students the unique opportunity to still see first hand how recycling happens at the MRF if you can’t make it to Dem-Con. Contact us to learn more about the Mobile Education Center.

    Directions to Our Materials Recovery Site

    Our Materials Recovery Site is located right by our main offices. Once you turn onto Dem-Con Drive, you will find the Materials Recovery building on the left.

    If all spots at the Recovery Site are full, we have overflow parking available in front of our company offices.

    Materials Recovery Site

    13161 Dem-Con Drive
    Shakopee, MN 55379

    Main Offices

    13020 Dem-Con Drive
    Shakopee, MN 55379