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.

The Recycling Awakens at the IMAX
Recently at the MN Zoo's Great Clips IMAX theater, staff have expanded their recycling to include ...

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Hat-Trick: Trash, Recycling, Compost
This hockey season, local ice arenas are on a mission to score a hat trick... collecting trash, recy...

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2015 Shoe Recycling
America Recycles Day (November 15) is a nationally recognized day started by Keep America Beautiful ...

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Halloween Hodgepodge
EAGAN COMMUNITY CENTER-- In the weeks leading up to Halloween, events and activities were buzzing w...

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2015 Pumpkin Compost
 EAGAN COMMUNITY CENTER-- While every Saturday is a prime time for running errands, this particular...

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The Recycling Awakens at the IMAX
Hat-Trick: Trash, Recycling, Compost
2015 Shoe Recycling
Halloween Hodgepodge
2015 Pumpkin Compost

The Recycling Awakens at the IMAX

Recently at the MN Zoo's Great Clips IMAX theater, staff have expanded their recycling to include plastic wrappers from the packaging of 3-D glasses. While 3-D movies come with recycling options for the glasses, Cindy of the IMAX theater noticed that each wrapper was being thrown away to the dark side... I mean... the trash. Seeing a potential to divert the packaging ("film"), Cindy inquired where it could go and how to effectively collect it. 

Hat-Trick: Trash, Recycling, Compost

This hockey season, local ice arenas are on a mission to score a hat trick... collecting trash, recycling, and organics. If successful, they may be able to meet the biggest goal of all: zero waste. 

But puns aside, the environmental and facility improvements to local ice arenas have been made possible solely by partnerships and community involvement. From building managers, to businesses, to Dakota Valley Recycling and Dakota county, to the hockey teams themselves, we're all on the same team.

2015 Shoe Recycling

America Recycles Day (November 15) is a nationally recognized day started by Keep America Beautiful dedicated to encouraging individuals and organizations alike to recycle and buy recycled products. Many organizations across the country celebrate America Recycles Day by planning a recycling-themed event that coincides with or around November 15. Since 2008, Dakota Valley Recycling has held a shoe recycling collection event leading up to America Recycles Day. DVR has partnered with USAgain for the event, a company that collects clothing and shoes to either be reused or recycled. Shoes in good condition are donated to people in need, and the unwanted shoes are broken down into their components, such as fabric and rubber, and are recycled into new products such as insulation and rubber mulch, respectively.

Halloween Hodgepodge

EAGAN COMMUNITY CENTER--

In the weeks leading up to Halloween, events and activities were buzzing with families. The Halloween Hodgepodge is always a family favorite, with hundreds of families in attendance each year. Dakota Valley Recycling was happy to attend with a booth that included resources and a ring-toss game for kids. Dakota County Master Recycler Randy Locke and DVR staff Nick Voss geared up and prepared for the challenge, ready to greet hundreds of exuberant unicorns, superheroes, and zombies. 

 

2015 Pumpkin Compost

 EAGAN COMMUNITY CENTER--

While every Saturday is a prime time for running errands, this particular November 7th, bright and sunny Saturday morning contained a special errand that only comes around once a year. For the 4th consecutive year in a row, Dakota Valley Recycling coordinated the Pumpkin Compost event at the Eagan Community Center. Read more to see just how many tons of pumpkins were composted! 

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