Lakeville Ames Arena Recycles Organics
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 bins. Hockey players and fans alike will notice new green bins around the arena including in the concessions, restrooms and spectating areas.
To make it easier, the containers all have photos showing what can be thrown where, and all of the items in the concessions have been switched to BPI-Certified compostable products that can be placed in the green bin. Of course, cans and water bottles should continue to go in the traditional blue recycling bin and everything else such as chip bags and candy wrappers belongs in the black trash bin.
Organics recycling plays an essential role in keeping valuable materials out of landfills. Organics collected at the Ames Arena will be brought to a local organics recycling facility to be turned into compost, a valuable soil additive. Compost improves soil quality, reduces erosion, reduces greenhouse gases, and decreases the need for chemical fertilizers.
Be sure to check out the Ames Arena's ongoing efforts towards zero-waste on your next trip to the rink!
Lakeville Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day
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 Lakeville Central Maintenance Facility (CMF). The drop off is open to all Dakota County Residents.
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Location: Lakeville Central Maintenance Facility
7570 179th Street West
Items accepted for FREE:
- Household hazardous waste: aerosols, antifreeze, batteries (all types), driveway sealer, fluorescent light bulbs, gasoline/fuels, household cleaners, lawn and garden products, oil and oil filters, paint, paint strippers and thinners, pesticides, propane tanks/gas cylinders, thermometers, thermostats, varnish and stains, and most things labeled: dangerous, flammable, combustible, poisonous or corrosive
- Electronics: answering machines, cell phones, computer equipment, copiers, DVD players, game systems, hard drives, laptops, MP3/iPods, desktop printers, radios (TVs and computer monitors accepted for a fee)
- Small household electronics: blenders (remove jar), bread makers, cameras, clocks, coffee makers (remove carafe), electric knives, electric toothbrushes, fans, food sealing equipment, fryers, hair dryers, heaters, holiday lights/cords, irons, mixers, remotes, sewing machines, toaster ovens, vacuum cleaners (no bags)
- Document destruction: confidentially destroyed by a certified shredding company. Accepted items: copy/fax paper, mail, envelopes, notepad/legal paper, file folders, notes. Paper clips and staples okay
Items accepted for a fee (cash or check only)
- Appliances ($25 per unit): air conditioners, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, freezers, furnaces, garbage disposals, heat pumps, humidifiers, ranges/stoves, refrigerators, trash compactors, washers/dryers, water heaters/softeners. Microwaves will be $10
- Electronics ($10 per unit): TVs and computer monitors
- Mattress/box springs ($30 each): any size or condition. NO futons or air mattresses
How to prepare for a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event:
- Remove all batteries from electronics
- Pack HHW in cardboard boxes so that it does not spill during transport. Be prepared to leave your container and boxes
- Put like chemicals together. Seperate unlike chemicals
- Label materials that are not in their original containers
- Make sure containers are not leaking and lids are tightly sealed
- Put your boxes in your trunk, away from passengers during transport. Remove all other items from trunk
- At the event, trained personnel will ask you to remain in your car while they remove the HHW from your trunk.
Items NOT ACCEPTED at this event
- NO carpet: for disposal of carpet and carpet padding, click here
- NO furniture: for reuse options of furniture in good condition, click here. For disposal options, click here
- NO ammonia-gas appliances (such as RV appliances): ammonia-power appliances can be brought to JR's Advanced Recycling for a fee. For more information, click here
- NO yard waste: for a list of local yard waste sites, click here
- NO tires: tires may be brought to The Recycling Zone for a small fee
- NO scrap metal: for disposal of scrap metal, click here
- NO business waste (including home-based businesses)
For more information, visit www.lakevillemn.gov or call 952-985-4400
Lakeville joins Dakota Valley Recycling!
Dakota Valley Recycling (DVR) is excited to announce the addition of Lakeville to their multi-city recycling department. Lakeville joined the cities of Apple Valley, Burnsville and Eagan on Jan. 1, 2017.
DVR will now provide recycling, composting and waste disposal information to residents and businesses in Lakeville in addition to the work that will continue in Apple Valley, Burnsville, and Eagan. DVR will also help coordinate a number of annual events including the Lakeville Household Hazardous Waste event in the spring.
Live Greenery Disposal
Once you've cleaned up for the holiday season, there are a number of ways to dispose of live greenery, such as trees, garlands and wreaths.