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.

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.

The Recycling Zone is located at:The Recycling Zone logo
3365 Dodd Road (South Highway 149)

Eagan, MN 55121
651-905-4520
[click here for Google Maps]

Hours:

Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: noon - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

 

Items accepted from residents include:cleaners, paints, motor oil, wasp spray

  • Household hazardous waste like chemicals, cleaners, paint, automtive oil and fertilizers (no charge)
  • Electronics like televisions and computers (no charge)
  • NEW! Small household electronics like toasters, vaccuums and coffee makers (no charge)
  • Scrap metal (no charge)
  • Tires (for a fee)
  • Recyclables: aluminum cans, cardboard boxes, glass and plastic bottles and plastic bags (no charge, aluminum can redemption available)
  • NEW! Recyclables: yogurt, pudding and fruit cups; plastic disposable drinking cups (such as Solo cups) margarine, cream cheese and cottage cheese tubs; deli containers
  • NEW! Recyclables: Paper food and beverage cartons: milk cartons, juice cartons, juice boxes, broth/soup cartons.

A full list of the items accepted at The Recycling Zone can be found on the Dakota County website [click here].

Residents can also pickup free products--when items are brought in and are still usable, The Recycling Zone puts them out for reuse.  Items on the "reuse shelf" include paint, chemicals, cleaners, solvents, etc. 

Visit The Recycling Zone web site for a full listing of residential and business services, and directions.

Learn more about The Recycling Zone from the Eagan Television segment:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skEcHFjxRlc

Tours

Tours of The Recycling Zone are open to Dakota County residents and groups (girls and boy scouts, churches, etc.) for free. Learn about proper management of household chemicals, recyclables and problem materials such as computers and other home electronics. The tour looks at what happens at The Recycling Zone and the importance of pollution prevention. Visit The Recycling Zone web site for details.

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