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.


Recycle Your Shoes

pile of old shoes

Recycle your shoes November 14th through November 20th, 2016! Shoes of any kind and condition are accepted, and all shoes will either be reused or recycled!

Collection locations are:

Apple Valley Community Center
14603 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN
Located outside of building

Burnsville Ice Center
251 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN
Open daily 8am-9pm

Eagan Civic Arena
3870 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN
Open daily 7am-10pm



If you have shoes you'd like to recycle at other times of the year, there are options available year-round. 

For shoes in new, like-new or good condition ONLY:

Schuler Shoe
Soles 4 Soles program
921 County Road 42 W, Burnsville, MN 55306
Container located inside front entrance


New Fee to Recycle TVs and Monitors

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, Visa, or MasterCard.  

Fix-it Clinics Coming Up in Dakota County

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.

2016 Business Recycling Law

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). 

Live Greenery Disposal

row of Christmas trees

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.

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