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March 17
Dakota County is currently revising its 2012-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan to properly manage trash, recyclables, food waste, and hazardous materials for 2017-2037. Dakota Valley Recycling is a part...
March 15
Dakota County and the City of Lakeville are hosting their annual Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day on Saturday, May 6th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Lakeville Central Maintenance Facility...
March 14
Need to get rid of sensitive documents? Come to our first annual shred-event in Eagan on April 29th at the Eagan Community Center! The event is free and shredding will occur on-site. Details: Date:...
March 13
The annual Lakeville Watershed Clean-Up Day will occur on Earth Day this year! Do your part to help the Earth and sign up yourself, your family, or your group to remove litter from parks, waterways,...
January 23
According the National Resource Defense Council , the average American tosses 25% of the food they buy. That's like going to the grocery store, buying four bags of food, and leaving one in the...
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
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...
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.

Dakota County is currently revising its 2012-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan to properly manage trash, recyclables, food waste, and hazardous materials for 2017-2037. Dakota Valley Recycling is a part of this important effort that affects everyone in the County including residents, businesses, schools, organizations, haulers, and waste facilities. 

First Round Complete

Over 500 County residents and businesses provided input on key issues from November 2016 through February 2017. Take a look at the Round 1 results, which will shape the County’s draft waste management strategies. Curious about the project timeline? Check out the project overview here. 

Your Voice Matters

Later this spring, watch for Round 2 opportunities to provide your feedback on those draft strategies, and get more information on the Master Plan process on the County Solid Waste Master Plan website. Dakota County is using the County's Planning Commission as the advisory committee to periodically review recommendations. For more information refer to the Planning Commission's meeting minutes. 

 

 

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.