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April 18
**NOTE: The details below are for the previous year's collection. Check back in March for 2020 details.** Dakota County and the City of Lakeville are hosting their annual Household Hazardous Waste...
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, in coordination with the I Love Burnsville Week, the city of Burnsville will...
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
**This event has passed for 2019. 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...
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...

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Have a broken item at home gathering dust? Come to a fix-it clinic where residents can bring up to 3 small items to be repaired or mended. Bring in small household electronics, clothing and more and receive free guided assistance to fix your items. Common items include coffee pots, fans, jewelry, and clothes with tears or holes.

 

Saturday, October 19th 2019
Noon- 3:00 p.m.
Central Square Community Center, South St. Paul

Saturday, November 16th 2019
Noon- 3:00 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Library, Hastings

Saturday, December 7th 2019
11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, St. Paul 

In partnership with Ramsey County

 

Volunteers Needed
Want to share your skills with others looking to learn how to repair their items? Volunteer!
For more information or to sign up, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 612-867-6524.

Did you know that the volume of trash generally increases by 25% between Thanksgiving and New Years? Help reduce that waste with some easy reducing and recycling holiday tips. 

Hanging up lights around the holiday season is practically a requirement for those looking to put their festivities on display. Although, when those lights get old, or you decide to make the switch to energy efficient LED holiday lights, we want to help you be smart about disposing of the string lights that are forever sentenced to your storage unit, or worse, the trash. Instead, recycle your old lights with Pro-Act’s holiday light recycling program!

Pro-Act is non-profit organization dedicated to serving people with disabilities and other barriers to employment and community inclusion. Among Pro-Act's many services is a one-of-a-kind statewide holiday light recycling program in Minnesota. Residents can drop-off their unwanted light strands at participating locations during the holiday season starting November 15 and running through the end of January.  In addition, there are several locations around the Twin Cities metro that serve as year-round drop-off locations, including the Dakota County Recycling Zone in Eagan.

(Dec 1 - First week of February 2019)

Did you know that aluminum foil and trays are 100% recyclable? In fact, they are just as recyclable as aluminum cans! The problem is, not all recycling centers accept foil and trays due to the fact that they often contain food waste which can contaminate collection. This leads to a reusable material ending up in a landfill where it takes about 400 years to break down.

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.