Dakota Valley Recycling

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

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ARROW is a free, voluntary program for businesses, schools, and other organizations in Eagan, Apple Valley and Burnsville to be recognized for...


Your business has a recycling program in place, ranging from regular recyclables to manufacturing materials.

Reducing resource consumption

Your business has implemented practices that reduce paper, packaging, water or energy consumption.

Reusing 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.

Buying recycled goods

Your business buys materials or supplies with recycled content.

Selling recycled goods

Your business sells products or merchandise containing recycled materials or content.


What's in it for you? 

Through ARROW, businesses, schools, and organizations can receive recognition for their environmental initiatives, as well as stay connected to helpful news and resources on the topics of reuse, waste reduction, and recycling. Members receive a certificate, window cling, annual newsletter, a listing on our website with an optional spotlight opportunity, and an annual mention in a local newspaper. 

ARROW strives for community understanding and efficiency because each member has something unique to offer in reducing, reusing, and recycling. Thank you for helping improve local economic and environmental growth by promoting your efforts with ARROW!


Becoming an ARROW member is easy! To have your business or organization recognized by the ARROW program, fill out and return this application.

Over 150 local businesses, schools and organizations have joined the ARROW program since 2002. 

See the directory of current ARROW members here.


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