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August 11
Camping and hiking are fantastic ways to adventure into and experience nature. Doing so in the summer lets us see plants and animals that don’t stick around in the winter. Although, sometimes we get...
August 08
Mark your calendars for Dakota County's annual Tour de Trash! The Tour de Trash is a field trip for residents to learn what happens to their recyclables and trash. Participants will get a chance to...
August 02
Save the date! Dakota County and the City of Burnsville are hosting their annual Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off (HHW) Day on Saturday, Sept. 30th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Burnsville...
July 13
From lithium ion to alkaline to zinc-carbon, there are many different types of batteries that you may encounter every day in your home. But do you know what to do with them? In many cases, you are...
June 06
Cascade Bay Waterpark includes many fun-filled activities, making it a popular summer destination, and now there’s one more thing to get excited about – recycling! This year, Cascade Bay is...
May 04
Monofilament is a common type of fishing line made out of strong, yet flexible plastic, that is usually clear or slightly tinted. The line is not biodegradable and can cause devastating problems to...
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...
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,...

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City Education Department
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, BurnsvilleEagan and Lakeville that connects residents and businesses to recycling, composting and waste disposal information.

DVR is not a drop off facility and does not accept any materials for recycling.