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February 15
Interested in meeting your neighbors and learning about your community? Come visit us at the first EVER Eagan Community Connections Event on Saturday, March 4 th from noon-4 p.m at the Eagan...
January 23
According the National Resource Defense Council, the average American tosses 25% of the food they buy. Food lost to the landfill also means wasted water to grow the food, wasted fuel to transport...
January 11
Dakota Valley Recycling (DVR) is excited to announce the addition of Lakeville to their multi-city recycling department. Lakeville joined the cities of Apple Valley, Burnsville and Eagan on Jan. 1,...
October 04
Most plastic bags are made with materials that are recyclable, unfortunately this doesn’t mean they can go into your curbside bin. This includes grocery store plastic bags, zip lock bags, newspaper...
July 26
Starting August 1, Dakota County will charge a $10 fee to collect and recycle all types of televisions and computer monitors at The Recycling Zone. Residents will be able to pay with cash, check,...
July 05
Did you know that aluminum foil and trays are 100% recyclable? In fact, they are just as recyclable as aluminum cans! The problem is, not all recycling centers accept foil and trays due to the fact...
June 16
Sport’s events, picnics, walks surrounded by nature: what else is in our parks? Recycling! The parks departments in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, and Lakeville are rolling out recycling...
January 22
Fix-It Clinics Coming Up in Dakota County Have a broken item at home gathering dust? Come to a fix-it clinic where residents can bring up to 5 small items to be repaired or mended. Bring in small...
November 17
New Recycling Requirement for Businesses Starting January 1, 2016, recycling will be the law for many businesses. Commercial building owners operating or leasing to a retail establishment,...
October 29
You may know to recycle common household materials such as glass, aluminum cans, paper and plastic, but do you know what to do with cartons?
December 27
Once you've cleaned up for the holiday season, there are a number of ways to dispose of live greenery, such as trees, garlands and wreaths.
November 14
Got a question about recycling? Not sure how to dispose of a household item? Need information about yard waste sites, landfills, or The Recycling Zone? If your question isn't covered by the content...

New Recycling Requirement for Businesses

Starting January 1, 2016, recycling will be the law for many businesses. Commercial building owners operating or leasing to a retail establishment, restaurant, educational or professional service, health care service or any other business with a North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code between 42 and 81 and contracting disposal of at least four cubic yards of solid waste per week must recycle at least three materials, such as paper, glass, plastic, metal and organics (food waste and soiled paper). 


Got a question about recycling? Not sure how to dispose of a household item?  Need information about yard waste sites, landfills, or The Recycling Zone?

If your question isn't covered by the content on this website, use the Contact section to send an email directly to a Dakota Valley Recycling staff.

Interested in meeting your neighbors and learning about your community? Come visit us at the first EVER Eagan Community Connections Event on Saturday, March 4th from noon-4 p.m at the Eagan Community Center! The event is free for residents to attend and learn more about the organizations and people that make up your community. Dakota Valley Recycling, your cities recycling department will be there hosting our fun and interactive recycling bean bag toss game among other city departments, local non-profit groups, and local organizations. Other activities include a community art project, a scavenger hunt, a chance to see what you would like on TV and more! 

Event Details

Date: March 4th
Time: 12:00pm-4pm
Venue: Eagan Community Center (1501 Central Parkway, Eagan MN)
Price: Free

Hope to see you there!

Fix-It Clinics Coming Up in Dakota County

Have a broken item at home gathering dust? Come to a fix-it clinic where residents can bring up to 5 small items to be repaired or mended. Bring in small household electronics, clothing and more and receive free guided assistance to fix your items. Common items include coffee pots, fans, jewelry, and clothes with tears or holes.

Contact Us

13713 Frontier Court
Burnsville, MN 55337-3817
Phone: 952-895-4559

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.