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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...

Waste station at arenaThe 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! 


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.

Event Details 

household hazardous waste materialsDate: 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 document destructiona 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, garbagemattresses 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 or call 952-985-4400

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.


row of Christmas trees

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.

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.