Dakota Valley Recycling

DVR is the partnership recycling department for the Cities of Apple Valley, Eagan and Burnsville
that connects residents and businesses to recycling, composting and waste disposal information.

ARROW logo

Reducing, reusing and recycling can reduce an organization's costs, create a sense of pride and help your community sustain a quality environment.  Dakota Valley Recycling recognizes businesses, schools and organizations for their environmentally conscious actions with ARROW: Awards for Reduction & Recycling Of Waste.  ARROW is a free, voluntary program for businesses in Eagan, Apple Valley and Burnsville that do any of the following:

  • Recycle. Your business has a recycling program in place, ranging from regular recyclables to pre-consumer manufacturing materials.
  • Reduce resource consumption. Your business has implemented practices that reduce paper, packaging, water or energy consumption.
  • Reuse materials.  Your business sells secondhand goods, reuses manufacturing byproducts, reuses shipping pallets and other supply elements or procures furniture and office supplies from programs like Minnesota Materials Exchange.
  • Buy recycled goods.  Your business buys materials or supplies with recycled content.
  • Sell recycled goods.  Your business sells products or merchandise containing recycled materials or content.


To have your business or organization recognized by the ARROW program, fill out and return this application.

Members receive a certificate, window cling, annual newsletter and annual mention in a local newspaper ad.

Over 130 local businesses, schools and organizations have joined the ARROW program since 2002.  See the directory of current ARROW members here.


Recent Tweets

DVRecycling RT @GreenStepCities: Wonderful article in Star Tribune yesterday about @GreenStepCities program in MN! http://t.co/frHZ8p0CBz
DVRecycling Dakota County will be collecting organic materials at the fair this year! Volunteers needed. Sign up here: http://t.co/acJNEUSKoD
DVRecycling The Recycling Zone still has LOTS of free packing peanuts in its reuse area: http://t.co/lGNYAZv09k
DVRecycling Ever wondered what happens to the old clothes you donate? Check out this infographic: http://t.co/8Q6lS5k3Ql
DVRecycling Know anybody who needs packing peanuts?! Come get them FOR FREE from The Recycling Zone's reuse area. http://t.co/ujXUimrWj5