Where to Recycle

  • Burnsville Parks Add Recycling

    Coming to a Park Near You

    Sports tournaments, picnics, walks, playgrounds, nature: what else is in our parks? Recycling! The parks department in Burnsville is excited to announce the introduction of more than 130 new recycling bins in almost 25 parks in order to make public space recycling more available and convenient.

    Items that are accepted in these bin include plastic bottles, cans, cardboard, and paper. But if you forget, the new bins come with picture-based labels which will show you exactly what should go in each bin. See for yourself on your next visit to the parks. 

    Where They Are Going:

    • Alimagnet
    • Birnamwood Golf Course
    • Black Dog
    • Civic Center
    • Cliff Fen
    • Crystal Beach
    • Crystal Lake West
    • Kelleher
    • Lac Lavon
    • MN River Front
    • Nicollet Common
    • Neill North River Hills
    • Paha Sapa
    • Red Oak
    • Rose
    • Rudy L. Kraemer
    • Sue Fischer Memorial
    • Sunset Pond
    • Terrace Oaks East
    • Terrace Oaks West
    • Vista View
    • Wolk

    Recycling is also available in other city parks as well. In Apple Valley, you can recycle at Johnny Cake, Quarry Point, and Valley Middle. In Eagan, recycling is available at Central Park, Lexington Diffley, and Northview. For Lakeville, Aronson, King, Quigley-Sime, and Steve Michaud all have recycling. Just remember, with recycling now available, you don't have to 'trash' the parks. Relax, play, eat, enjoy yourself, and then recycle. It's that easy.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Disposing of Problem Materials

    Get rid of problem materials safely, and FREE

    When the time comes for spring cleaning, it can be hard to know how to dispose of certain items. Hazardous waste is illegal to put in the trash, and should stay out of your home recycling cart. So here is a short guide for disposing of problem materials.

    Vaping devices –As concerns rise over the safety of vaping, people are ditching more frequently. Vaping pens, e-cigarettes and other similar devices have batteries that could cause fires, so it is important to keep them out of your home recycling and trash. Instead, bring vaping devices to The Recycling Zone in Eagan for proper disposal. Make sure it is turned off before dropping it off for recycling.

    Mercury –Mercury, despite its toxicity, is still used in several products around your home, including thermometers, fluorescent bulbs and non-programmable thermostats. When you’re done using these products, bring them to the Recycling Zone for free, safe disposal. You can even pick up a free digital thermometer when you drop off an old mercury thermometer.

    Ammunition –Due to its explosive properties, ammunition should not be placed in your home trash or recycling carts, as it can be dangerous for you and the people collecting them. Instead, bring your ammunition to The Recycling Zone for safe disposal. You may also bring ammunition to your local law enforcement center, but please do not bring ammunition to the Eagan or Burnsville Police Departments, as they have discontinued their collections.

    Batteries –Some batteries contain toxic metals like lead and cadmium, which can pose a harm to human health and our water and land if trashed. Bring all your batteries – single-use and rechargeable, small or big – to The Recycling Zone for free drop-off. The metals, acids and plastic that compose batteries can all be used to make new products. Please tape both ends of each battery with any kind of tape to help out Recycling Zone staff.

    If you haven’t guessed already, The Recycling Zone accepts lots of hazardous materials for safe disposal, and the best part – it’s all FREE (except tires, TVs, and computer monitors). For a full list of accepted items, visit www.dakotacounty.us and search Recycling Zone.

     

  • Dive Into Recycling

    We understand recycling can be confusing, and it's hard to know what to do with all the different kinds of materials out there, which is why we've created a series of YouTube videos to answer your most pressing recycling-related questions. Take a Dive Into Recycling with DVR, and find out what to do with plastic bags, pharmaceuticals, and many other problem materials.

    If you don't see something you need information on, leave us a comment under any of the videos and we'll add your question to our list!

     

     

     

     

  • Lakeville Organics Drop Off

    18400 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

    As of October 1st, Dakota County and the City of Lakeville are offering an exciting opportunity for Lakeville residents to dramatically cut their waste. A free organics drop-site launched after many residents, through surveys and public forums, voiced their desire to keep organic waste out of the landfill. The Lakeville location will be the first organics drop-site in the southwest part of the county.

    Unlike backyard composting, the Lakeville site is set up for commercial composting which allows the resident to compost food scraps like meat, bones, pizza boxes, tissues and much more. This is not a yard waste site – no leaves or brush are accepted at this location.

    Participation is easy. Sign-up online at www.dakotacounty.us, search organics, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 952-891-7557. Once signed up, residents receive a welcome kit with a free container label, compostable bags and details on how to recycle organics, as well the access codes to enter the locked drop-off locations at Thompson County Park, Holland Lake Trailhead and the Lakeville Water Treatment Facility.

  • Recycling After Home Renovations

    Recycling around the home has become easier than ever as more materials are being accepted by haulers and facilities. However, reusing or recycling parts of the home itself after a remodel isn't as easy as throwing it in your curbside bin. Luckily, there are resources in the metro county to reuse and recycle just about any part of the home including carpet, cabinets, insulation, roofing material and more! Check out the reuse and recycling opportunities list below for the names and numbers of locations near you. 

    infographic of home renovation waste

    Reuse opportunities

    For a item to be reused, it must be in excellent condition free of stains, rips or tears. Each reuse location will have specific standards that must be adhered to. Call ahead to see if your item will be accepted or email the locations with a photo of the item you wish to donate. 

    Habitat for Humanity Restore
    2700 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapoilis
    612-588-3820

    Accepts: Appliances, building materials, carpet, flooring, hardware, kitchen cabinets, paint, tools and other misc. items
    See full list of accepted items

    Better Futures MN
    2620 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis
    612-455-6133

    Accepts: Doors, cabinets, lighting, lumber, appliances, tiles and plumbing
    See a full list of accepted items

    Bridging MN
    201 W 87th St, Bloomington MN
    952-888-1105

    Accepts: Furniture, housewares, small appliances & electronics, mirrors, artwork and pictures
    See a full list of accepted items

    Recycling opportunities

    Dem-Con Companies
    13161 Dem-Con Drive, Shakopee MN
    952-445-5755

    Accepts: Asphalt, cabinets, carpet, concrete, fencing material, fiberboard, house wrap, molded fiberglass, pipe, plywood, roofing material, sheetrock, siding, treated wood and more
    See a full list of accepted items

    Randy's Sanitation
    12620 Vincent Ave S, Burnsville MN
    763-972-3335 

    Accepts: Appliances, construction material, bath tubs, pallets, sinks, toilets and more
    See a full list of accepted items 

  • Updates Around DVR

    There have been quite a few changes in the past few days and weeks due to COVID-19 and Minnesota's Stay At Home Policy. Some of these changes have affected local drop-off sites and city facilities. While we are doing everything we can to continue operations smoothly and effectively, we also do not want to put residents or workers at risk. Here are the updates in our area.

    Drop-Off

    Randy's Sanitation is still open for residential waste/recycling drop-off. However, they have implemented a few changes. 1) Randy's is only accepting credit card payments, nothing else. 2) Customers will unload their own vehicles. 3) Paper copy receipts may not be available. Randy's Sanitation does not accept hazardous waste other than electronics or scrap metal.

    Certified Recycling is open for service until further notice. While they are still functioning it is strongly advised to take all precautions when interacting with others during drop-off.

    PaintCare is a non-profit organization that works with paint retailers to take back paint from consumers and have it recycled. While many of the paint retailers may be closed during the shutdown, others, such as Ace Hardware, are likely open. If you need to get rid of paint, find the nearest drop-off location on www.PaintCare.org and call to check if they are still open during this time.

     

     

    Randy's Sanitation
    763-972-3335
    12620 Vincent Ave. S.
    Burnsville, MN 55337
    M-F: 8am - 5pm
    Sat: 8am - 12pm
    Sun: Closed

    Certified Recycling
    952-894-1448
    14305 Ewing Ave.
    Burnsville, MN 55306
    M-F: 7am - 4pm
    Sat. & Sun.: Closed

     

     

  • Where to Recycle

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.