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.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

Environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) means "purchasing products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose."  This comparison applies to raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use, reuse, operation, maintenance, and disposal. 

Why you should purchase environmentally preferable products and services:

  • Improved Safety and Health - If you buy things, you have the power to make your city, your state, and the earth a healthier, more sustainable place to live.  Use your power wisely--buy green.
  • Increased Availability of Green Goods - Purchasing power exerts a tremendous influence on which products and services are available in the marketplace.  Your buying power increases the availability of environmentally preferable products, which in turn minimizes environmental impacts. 
  • Reduced Liability and Disposal Costs - Buying less-hazardous products can reduce regulatory liability and improve worker safety and lower disposal costs.  Products that are reusable, refillable, more durable, or repairable create less waste and are more cost effective than disposable or single-use products.

 

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