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.


Be a Green Volunteer at Burnsville's Fire Muster!


Dakota Valley Recycling is looking for green-minded volunteers to help Burnsville's Fire Muster recycle and reduce waste. Sign up and get a free 1 year subscription to Chinook Book phone app ($20 value) and a green volunteer button. 

Recycle Garden Pots

For the avid gardener, summer means the accumulation of those black plastic garden pots.  Plastic pots take up space in landfills; they do not readily decompose and remain intact for many years. 

Lowe's home improvement stores provide a drop-off garden pot recycling program for customers.  No matter where you purchase the plant, you can return the materials to a Lowe's Garden Center to be recycled.  Learn more on the Lowe's website.black plastic garden pots

Lowe's--West St. Paul
1795 Robert St.
West St. Paul, MN 55118

4270 Dean Lakes Blvd.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Additionally, some garbage haulers now accept black plastic garden pots with your curbside recycling.  If you have one of the following haulers, keep plastic from the landfills by recycling your plastic pots, trays and hanging baskets in your recycling cart.  Just clean the pots of dirt before putting them with your recycling.

  • Nitti Sanitation
  • Highland Sanitation
  • GarbageMan of Burnsville
  • Waste Management
  • Dick's Sanitation/Lakeville Sanitary
  • Aspen Waste Systems

For more information about specific recycling guidelines, go to your garbage hauler page.

Ask a DVR Staff

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?

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day, Sat. 10/3

box of household chemicals and cleaners

This year's household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off day will occur on Saturday, Oct 3 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Burnsville Maintenance Center (13713 Frontier Court, Burnsville).

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.

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