Dakota Valley Recycling Programs
ARROW - Awards for the Recycling and Reduction of Waste is Dakota Valley Recycling's free business recognition program. Learn more about the ARROW program here.
Collection Events/Clean Up Days - Learn more about these events here.
Educational Presentations - Dakota Valley Recycling staff are available to come to your community group, school, or organization to give a presentation and answer questions about recycling. Presentations can be catered to the age group and type of event. Common presentation topics include recycling, waste reduction, decluttering, composting, and much more! Call 952-895-4515 or email us to schedule a presentation.
Night to Unite Bin Program - Reserve an outdoor recycling x-frame, signage, and bags through Dakota Valley Recycling for your National Night Out neighborhood celebration. Materials can be reserved by calling a DVR staff member (952-895-4559) at least one week before the event.
Pumpkin Composting- Every year on the Saturday following Halloween, Dakota Valley Recycling hosts a pumpkin composting event at the Eagan Community Center. Bring your pumpkins and your neighbors too! Pumpkins are brought to a local composting facility where they will be added to other organic materials and turned into a valuable soil additive.
Recycle Your Holidays™ - The Recycling Association of MN (RAM) partners with businesses and local government facilities to offer recycling for holiday lights and cords over the holidays and into early January. Dakota Valley Recycling promotes this collection through advertising the different drop-off locations in the metro area, but has also served as a drop-off site in the past at the Burnsville City Hall. The Recycling Zone in Eagan has an ongoing collection for this program.
Shoe Recycling – For America Recycles Day in November, the four cities offer a shoe recycling drive where residents and employees can bring old shoes to be recycled or reused. We work with a reputable recycling company to collect the shoes and they are either reused if they are in good condition, or they are recycled for different materials like leather, nylon, and rubber.