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.


pile of electronics: tvs, printers, computer equipmentElectronics cannot go in the garbage according to Minnesota State Law. Any item that has a circuit board or a cathode ray tube (CRT) is consided to be an electronic.  This includes:

  • Televisions
  • Computers (central processing units, monitors, laptops)
  • Computer accessories such as keyboards, speakers, printers and other peripherals
  • VCRs, DVD players and Blu-Ray players
  • Gaming consoles
  • Fax Machines
  • Cell phones, mp3 players and other handheld devices

 Some small appliances, such as coffee makers, are consided electronics if they have digital display screen.

Recycling Electronics

Option 1: Bring your unwanted electronics to The Recycling Zone, a local electronics recycler or a retail store with an electronics recycling program.

The Recycling Zone
3365 Dodd Rd
Eagan, MN 55121
www.dakotacounty.us (search Recycling Zone)
Wed: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thurs: noon - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fee: Free of charge

Local Electronics Recyclers
Contact electronics recyclers directly for hours of operation and fees.

Advanced Recyclers
8980 S Hwy 149
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Certified Recycling
14305 Ewing Ave
Burnsville, MN 55306

Materials Processing Corporation
2300 Pilot Knob Rd
Mendota Heights, MN

Plaza TV and Appliance, Inc.
846 S Robert St
West Saint Paul, MN 55118

Retail Stores with Electronics Recycling Programs
Contact stores directly for hours and program details.

Best Buy
Multiple locations [find a store]
Limit 3 electronics per household, per day.
Limit 2 TVs per household, per day. LED screens smaller than 50". Tube TVs smaller than 32" and under. 25$ fee for TVs and monitors. Visit Best Buy website for restrictions and items accepted.

Multiple locations [find a store]
Staples Eco-services webpage
Limit 3 electronics per person, per day.
Visit Staples website for items accepted and restrictions.

Multiple locations [find a store]
Recycle handheld devices such as mp3 players and cell phones at recycling station at front of store.
Devices such as GPS, tablet PCs and gaming consoles can be traded in for a Target gift card through target.nextworth.com
Contact store directly for details.

Recycling for Raptors
Multiple locations [find a store]
Recycling used inkjet printer cartridges only. 
Contact the U of M Raptor Center directly for details.

Option 2: If you do not have a way to transport an electronic item to a recycling facility, call your garbage hauler or one of the local electronics recyclers above to schedule a pick-up for a one-time fee.  The Recycling Zone does not arrange pick ups of electronic items.

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