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.


Compost bin and rain barrel sales are back

Attention Gardeners: It’s time to think spring.

Our compost bin and rain barrel sales are back. You simply order a bin or barrel online and then pick it up at the distribution event of your choice.  So far we have eleven distribution locations. 

For more information visit Get an affordable rain barrel or compost bin

Or go to Recycle Minnesota to order your barrel or bin now.

Burnsville Curbside Collection Week (June 8-13)

Do you have an ugly couch sitting in your basement? Or maybe there is a broken refrigerator in your garage? Whatever the item is, be sure to get it out of the house during the 2015 Curbside Collection Week.

Buckingham Companies will be giving Burnsville residents a discount on a curbside pick-up of bulky items, appliances and electronics as a part of I Love Burnsville Week festivities.  Residents MUST contact Buckingham Companies at 952-226-6441 to schedule pickup and arrange payment. Mention the “I Love Burnsville” curbside collection to receive the discount.

NOTE: Pickup will be on the same day as weekly garbage collection. ITEMS CAN ONLY BE LEFT OUT THE DAY OF SCHEDULED PICKUP.



When:  June 8 – 13, 2015
Where: Your residence, at the curb.
Accepted Items:

Items accepted during curbside collection include:

  • Large household appliances such as air conditioner, microwave, refrigerator, stove/oven, water heater, washer, dryer ($30)
  • Computer set ($20); Computer monitor ($18); Computer keyboard ($4);
    Printer/copier ($20-$35)
  • Televisions ($20-$70); VCR, DVD player or stereo ($6)
  • Chairs ($5-$18); Reclining chair ($30); Couch ($20-$35)
  • Table ($20); Entertainment center ($20)
  • Mattress ($20); Box spring ($15)
  • Stationary exercise bicycle ($20); Treadmill ($30); Bicycles ($5)
  • Gas grill ($15); Lawn mower ($20-$35); Snow blowers ($20-$25)
  • Doors ($8-$25)
  • Tires ($12-$50)

Questions? Call us at 952-895-4511 or contact us via email.


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

The Recycling Zone (location & hours)

Photo of the exterior of The Recycling Zone 

The Recycling Zone is the County recycling center where all Dakota County residents and businesses can dispose of recyclables, electronics, scrap metal, paint, household chemicals, hazardous waste, and other items that shouldn't go in the trash. The Recycling Zone is open to all residents living in Dakota County or the other metro-area counties.

Burnsville Spring Drop-Off Day is on June 6

computer, stove, mattress, refrigerator, tvappliances and electronics drop off June 7

City of Burnsville Spring Collection Event

The City of Burnsville is hosting a one-day Appliance & Electronic Drop-Off Event, which will take place on June 6, 2015 during the ‘I Love Burnsville’ week.  The event will take place at the City of Burnsville Maintenance Center (13713 Frontier Court) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The following items will be accepted for disposal:

  • Appliances such as clothes washer/dryer, ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, hot water heaters or water softeners (Free)
  • Computer Monitors ($12 each)
  • Televisions (smaller than 20": $15 each, 20" or larger: $30 each)
  • Miscellaneous electronics such as VCRs, DVD players, computers, computer accessories, stereos, digital cameras, fax equipment, or electronic gaming systems ($5 each)
  • Mattresses or box springs ($12 each)
  • Scrap metal items such as lawn mowers, snow blowers or power tools (fluids MUST be drained) (Free)
  • Unwanted bicycles in any condition to be refurbished and donated.

Cash or check only.

Items NOT accepted at this event: hazardous waste (aerosols, batteries, cleaners, paint, light bulbs, pesticides, etc.), furniture, construction/demolition materials, vacuum cleaners or tires.

Questions? Call us at 952-895-4511 or contact us via email.


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