You may know to recycle common household materials such as glass, aluminum cans, paper and plastic, but do you know what to do with cartons? Cartons

Cartons are type of packaging for food and beverage products you can purchase at the store. They are easy to recognize, but they are causing some confusion among consumers when it comes to proper disposal.

Are Cartons Recyclable?

Yes! Cartons are mostly composed of extremely valuable paper fiber, along with thin layers of polyethylene (plastic) and, in some cases, aluminum. 

Where Can I Recycle My Cartons?

Carton recycling depends on the haulers in your community. In Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, and Lakeville all haulers accept cartons in the curbside recycling bins. To learn if other communities accept cartons for recycling, please visit

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.