The following events take place annually in cities around Dakota County. Check our updates and events page for more details on upcoming collection events. 

City of Burnsville Spring Collection Event

The City of Burnsville hosts a one day spring Appliance & Electronic Collection Event. This event takes place during the "I Love Burnsville" week, usually at the end of May or the beginning of June. The event takes place at the City of Burnsville Maintenance Center (13713 Frontier Court) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The items accepted at this event may vary from year to year and may have fees associated with them. They typically include:

  • Appliances such as washers/dryers, hot water heaters, garbage disposals, trash compactors, ranges/stoves, air conditioners, heat pumps, refrigerators/freezers, furnaces, microwaves, dehumidifiers, and dishwashers
  • Electronics such as TVs, VCRs, Computers/computer equipment, stereos, cell phones, digital cameras, fax equipment, and electronic games
  • Scrap metal
  • Bicycles
  • Mattresses

City of Burnsville & Dakota County Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Hazardous waste is any waste material that can cause serious illness, a threat to human health or harm to the environment if improperly stored, transported or disposed. The City of Burnsville & Dakota County hosts a one day Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in the fall of each year for residents to dispose of their hazardous waste. The event takes place at the City of Burnsville Maintenance Facility (13713 Frontier Court) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All Dakota County Residents are welcome to participate in this event. The items accepted at this event may vary from year to year and may have fees associated with them. They typically include:

  • Household hazardous waste such as aerosols, antifreeze, batteries, cleaners, fluorescent light bulbs, gasoline or other fuels, lawn and garden products, mercury thermometers, oil, paint—latex or oil, paint thinner, pesticides, propane tanks/gas cylinders, and thermometers, thermostats
  • Tires (please separate rims if possible)
  • Electronics
  • Scrap Metal
  • Bicycles
  • Appliances
  • Document destruction (documents confidentially destroyed on-site by a certified shredding company)

City of Lakeville & Dakota County Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Hazardous waste is any waste material that can cause serious illness, a threat to human health or harm to the environment if improperly stored, transported or disposed. The City of Lakeville & Dakota County hosts a one day Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in the Spring of each year for residents to dispose of their hazardous waste. The event takes place at the City of Lakeville Central Maintenance Facility (CMF) located at 7570 179th St. W. from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All Dakota County Residents are welcome to participate in this event. The items accepted at this event may vary from year to year and may have fees associated with them. They typically include:

  • Household hazardous waste such as aerosols, antifreeze, batteries, cleaners, fluorescent light bulbs, gasoline or other fuels, lawn and garden products, mercury thermometers, oil, paint—latex or oil, paint thinner, pesticides, propane tanks/gas cylinders, and thermometers, thermostats
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Document destruction (documents confidentially destroyed on-site by a certified shredding company)

Tips for drop-off days

  • Coordinate with your neighbors or friends to load up one vehicle to deliver items to the drop-off day in order to reduce wait times.
  • Do not step out of your vehicle during drop-off days for your safety. 
  • Do not pack batteries and bulbs together. Separating them will reduce likelihood of breakage and prevent hazardous spills. 
  • Consider donation before recycling whenever possible by using the Dakota County Reuse Guide.
  • Dakota County residents may attend any of the Dakota County drop-off days happening throughout the year. Paper shredding is often offered at all drop-off day events. To find other events, visit the Dakota County Green Guide and click Recycling Events

Contact Us

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.