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April 18
**POSTPONED UNTIL LATER DATE** Dakota County and the City of Lakeville are hosting their annual Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day on Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the...
April 18
America Recycles Day (November 15) is a nationally recognized day started by Keep America Beautiful dedicated to encouraging individuals and organizations alike to recycle and buy recycled products....
April 18
Instead of throwing Mr. Jack-o-Lantern in the trash, residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, and Lakeville can drop off their pumpkins at Dakota Valley Recycling's annual pumpkin composting...
April 18
**NOTE: The details below are for the previous year's collection. Check back in August for 2020 details.** Dakota County and the City of Burnsville are hosting their annual Household Hazardous Waste...
April 11
Disposal and recycling of large, bulky items is made easier than ever during annual spring collection events! This year, Dakota Valley Recycling is hosting a number of opportunities for Burnsville...
April 11
It's that time of year again for Burnsville's annual curbside collection week. This year, Certified Recycling and Buckingham Companies will be doing a curbside pick-up of bulky items, appliances, &...
March 08
**CANCELED** Need to get rid of sensitive documents? Attend Dakota Valley Recycling's Shred Event at the Eagan Community Center! The event is open to residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan,...
September 01
**NOTE: The details below are for the previous year's collection. Check back in August for 2020 details.** Event Details Date: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Location: Family...
August 02
1. Contact Lenses Through a program sponsored by Bausch + Lomb and TerraCycle, you can send in your used contact blister packs, top foil, and contact lenses to be recycled. Simply place any of these...
August 01
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...
July 26
Whether it has been recycled or is just sitting in a landfill, nearly every piece of plastic ever created still exists in some form. The fraction of plastic that does get recycled is shockingly low,...
July 06
As more and more people turn to composting as a way to reduce their environmental impact, we are faced with a dilemma: is composting always better when it comes to paper? You may have heard that...
July 03
Join the Plastic Free July Challenge! By now you are probably aware of the extremely hazardous effects single-use plastics have on our environment and ecosystems once they are disposed of. Help ease...
June 12
Disposable wipes, used for changing baby diapers, personal hygiene, household cleaning, and more, are causing major issues for cities wastewater treatment stations. Although labeled ‘flushable’ or...
June 11
What is FOG? FOG is the fats, oils, and greases that are a by-product of cooking. FOG is found in meat fats, lard, cooking oil, shortening, butter/margarine, food scraps, baking goods, sauces, and...
June 06
The weather getting warmer not only means the beginning of summer, but also the beginning of summer break for school kids. With the school year ending, kids will be bringing home all of their work...
April 02
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...
March 22
The Lakeville Ames Arena is aiming for a new goal: zero waste. The Arena's new waste system provides three options for disposing waste including traditional recycling, trash, and green organics...

Disposable wipes, used for changing baby diapers, personal hygiene, household cleaning, and more, are causing major issues for cities wastewater treatment stations. Although labeled ‘flushable’ or ‘septic safe’ these wipes do not break down the same way as toilet paper does. When flushed, these wipes catch on any imperfection in the sewer pipes, like debris or grease deposits, which creases a dam that grows in size until it fully clogs the pipes. These clogs put stress on community waste water collection and treatment systems, causing premature equipment repair and replacement. They can even lead to backups into homeowner’s basement. Clogs and backups are becoming more prevalent as ‘flushable’ wipes use increases. Luckily, there is a simple solution – throw them in the trash. Even though they may be labeled as ‘flushable’ or ‘septic safe,’ this is not a wastewater treatment endorsed term, all wipes belong in the trash.No Flush InfographicWipes in Trash Infographic

You can find a video from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency about how disposable wipes differ from toilet paper when flushed below.

 

Disposal and recycling of large, bulky items is made easier than ever during annual spring collection events! This year, Dakota Valley Recycling is hosting a number of opportunities for Burnsville residents to dispose of unwanted items in a convenient, low-cost manner. In addition, residents of Burnsville will receive a "Bulky Item Landfill Coupon" in the Spring newsletter. Click the options below to learn more about the collection events! 

 

**CANCELED**

This year, Dakota Valley Recycling is hosting their first annual Summer Drop-off Event on Saturday, June 6, 2020. The event (formerly known as the I Love Burnsville Drop-off Event) is now open to all residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville. Appliances, electronics, scrap metal, bicycles, and confidential documents will be accepted at this event. 

Event Details

Date: June 6, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Burnsville Maintenance Facility
13713 Frontier Ct, Burnsville MN 55337
Additional Details: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville residents only

ACCEPTED ITEMS for a fee (cash or check only):

  • All Appliances: washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, microwaves, water heaters and other misc. appliances ($10/each)
  • Computer monitors and televisions ($20-$45, depending on size)
  • Other residential electronic devices such as computer equipment, stereos and DVD players ($5/each)
  • Power equipment: snowblowers, lawn mowers, weep whips, etc. ($10/each) ALL FLUIDS MUST BE DRAINED

ACCEPTED ITEMS for FREE 

  • Scrap metal - free of wood/plastic debris
  • Bicycles in any condition; will be refurbished and donated
  • Confidential documents for shredding - limit to four paper bags or small boxes per vehicle

Items NOT accepted at this event: Mattresses and box springs, hazardous waste (aerosols, batteries, cleaners, paint, light bulbs, pesticides, etc.), furniture including futons, air mattresses, construction/demolition materials, vacuum cleaners, or tires. 

How to prepare appliances, electronics, and scrap metal for the drop-off event:

  • Remove all batteries from electronics
  • Drain all fluids from scrap metal
  • Put similar materials together in trunk/trailer of vehicle and remove all other items from trunk/trailer

Burnsville residents: If you are unable to participate on this date, see the Curbside Collection Week opportunity, or click the item in the list below for other disposal options.

Questions? Call the Dakota Valley Recycling at 952-895-4511 or contact us via email.

**CANCELED**

Need to get rid of sensitive documents? Attend Dakota Valley Recycling's Shred Event at the Eagan Community Center! The event is open to residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, and Lakeville. The event is free and shredding will occur on-site.

Details: 

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020Shredded Paper
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: Eagan Community Center Parking Lot
1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121 
Cost: FREE  (limit to four paper bags or small boxes per vehicle)
Open to residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville. For more recycling events in other Dakota County cities, view the Dakota County Green Guide and click Recycling Events.

NO business waste including from home-based businesses. 

How to Prepare for your documents for destruction:

  • You may leave staples and paper clips on items before destruction. Large metal binder clips and three ring binders should be removed
  • You may bring items in paper bag for easier handling. A plastic bag or cardboard box is fine too, but be prepared to dump items from plastic bag into cart. 

Paperwork with confidential information should be shredded to prevent the possibility of identity theft but not all documents need to be shredded. In fact, shredded paper wears down the fibers making it more difficult to recycle. With that in mind, please shred only what you need to, and recycle the rest. 

Can't make it to our shredding event? Check out our Document Destruction Guide to find locations to bring documents, or visit the Dakota County Green Guide to see a list of shredding events throughout the county (under Recycling Events). For more information on this event please call the Recycling Hotline at 952-895-4559.

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.