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.

Touring Master Mark Plastics
PAYNESVILLE, MN-- During a recent event coordinated by the Recycling Association of Minnesota, Dakot...

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2016 De-clutter Workshop
  BURNSVILLE CITY HALL--  On March 9th, Burnsville Community Services and Dakota Valley Recyclin...

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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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Touring Master Mark Plastics
2016 De-clutter Workshop
The Recycling Awakens at the IMAX
Hat-Trick: Trash, Recycling, Compost
2015 Shoe Recycling

Touring Master Mark Plastics

PAYNESVILLE, MN-- During a recent event coordinated by the Recycling Association of Minnesota, Dakota Valley Recycling had the opportunity to tour Master Mark Plastics. This rural Minnesota company offers essential recycling tools and processes on local, state, national, and even international level. Let's take a closer look at what they do and how they work! 

 

2016 De-clutter Workshop

 

BURNSVILLE CITY HALL-- 

On March 9th, Burnsville Community Services and Dakota Valley Recycling teamed together to offer a declutter workshop for seniors. With a hefty turnout of over 140 participants, spring cleaning must be well underway in Burnsville! Presenters included Burnsville code enforcement, Burnsville fire department, and Dakota Valley Recycling. Weren't at the presentation but interested in de-cluttering? See our resources below.

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.

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DVRecycling Do you have #Springcleaning #declutter looming? @BurnsvilleMN workshop and resources for your project! https://t.co/H0PDK8tXBr #getitdone
DVRecycling This week get a head start on Spring: Landscaping for Clean Water Workshop @BurnsvilleMN City Hall. All dates here: https://t.co/kNt4nLChck