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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Waste & Recycling Lingo

 The jargon of the waste and recycling world can be a bit confusing at times. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! ARROW would like to assist with any confusions you might come across in the areas of waste/recycling. Here are some common phrases currently in the mix, while Dakota Valley Recycling staff are always available to help!

Winter Maintenance

Woman with Snow ShovelDo you use salt on your parking lots and driveways during the winter? You may be washing money and pollution down the storm drain. Salt is a useful tool to improve safety but it also ends up washing into our ponds, lakes and rivers where it can harm the plants and animals that live there. In fact, just one teaspoon of salt can pollute 5 gallons of water forever and contrary to popular belief, there is no treatment plant between your parking lot runoff and the nearest water body. The good news is that there is a way to reduce this source of pollution. Most people apply more salt than needed or apply salt when it won't be effective, so educating yourself on the proper amount and timing for salt application can save you money and help keep our waters clean. By applying these practices, the average business can reduce costs by 65%.

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Recent Tweets

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DVRecycling RT @BurnsvilleMN: Live holiday trees, wreaths & garland can be recycled or composted! @DVRecycling has the info: https://t.co/q3YysA9SYR #g
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