The City of Apple Valley has ordinances regarding waste and recycling.  Below is a list of some of the more commonly asked about ordinances from Chapter 50 of the City Code (unless otherwise noted). 

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Apple Valley Waste and Recycling City Ordinances

1) Every residential dwelling and commercial/industrial establishment in the city must be under a contract for the collection of garbage and refuse with a licensed collector.  A multiple-dwelling is considered to be under a garbage collection contract if the owner, association or management entity has a contract with a licensed garbage collector. 

1A) Any residential or multiple dwelling and commercial/industrial establishment may be exempt from the requirements provided that a dwelling or commercial/industrial establishment hauls garbage or refuse from its own residence or business property and disposes of such in an environmentally sound manner by meeting the following conditions:
a) Items are hauled in a timely manner so they do not accumulate and become a nuisance;
b) Items are hauled in containers equipped with tight-fitting covers and are also watertight;
c) Items are hauled in a manner that prevents leakage or any loss of cargo;
d) Items are dumped, disposed or otherwise unloaded only at a designated sanitary landfill, municipal solid waste composting facility, resource recovery facility or other facility authorized by Dakota County;
e) Recyclables are dumped, disposed or otherwise unloaded only at a recycling facility, an organized recycling collection drive, or through licensed collectors;
f) Yard waste is privately composted, or is only dumped, disposed or otherwise unloaded at a compost facility or through licensed collectors; and
g) All garbage and refuse is collected, processed and disposed of according to state, county and local laws.  Separate waste disposal methods must be utilized for items including but not limited to auto hulks, large auto parts, used appliances, ash, sludges, household hazardous wastes, tires, lead acid batteries, used oil, yard waste and tree and agricultural wastes.

2) Each licensed refuse, recyclable and yard waste collector shall provide its individual residential collection customers with weekly collection of garbage and other refuse, and yard waste, and recyclables.

3) It is unlawful for any garbage, refuse, yard waste or recyclables collector to collect any of those items within any daily residential hauling zone on any day other than as permitted for the zones, except to collect a missed pickup, special pickup or when an observed holiday falls within that week.

4) Occupants of residential dwellings managed by associations or other management entities shall have the same opportunity to recycle as do occupants of other residential dwellings.  It is unlawful for any residential dwelling association or other residential dwelling management entity to negotiate, execute or maintain a contract for residential garbage or other refuse collection unless it includes, as a part of that contract or as a part of a separate contract, weekly collection of recyclables on the same day as its refuse collection.

5) Occupants of a multiple dwelling complex managed by an association or other management entity shall have the same opportunity to recycle as do occupants of other residential dwellings.  It is unlawful for any multiple dwelling association or management entity to negotiate, execute or maintain a contract for collection of garbage or other refuse unless it includes, as a part of the contract or as a part of a separate contract, a minimum of weekly collection of recyclables.

Daily Residential Hauling Zones:

6) A residential area in which garbage, other refuse, recyclables and yard waste are collected on the same day each week and for which the boundaries and day of collection are defined as follows:
a) Monday Residential Hauling Zone - bounded by the following roads: north of 160th Street W., south of the northern city limits, west of eastern city limits, and east of Pilot Knob Road;
b)Tuesday Residential Hauling Zone - bounded by the following roads: north of 160th Street W., south of County Road 42, west of Pilot Knob Road, and east of the western city limits:
c) Wednesday Residential Hauling Zone - bounded by the following roads: north of County Road 38, south of the 35E and the northern city limits, west of Pilot Knob Road, and east of County Road 11 and the western city limits;
d) Thursday Residential Hauling Zone - bounded by the following roads: north of County Road 42, south of County Road 38, west of Galaxie Avenue, and east of the western city limits; and
e) Friday Residential Hauling Zone - bounded by the following roads: north of County Road 42, south of County Road 38, west of Pilot Knob Road, and east of Galaxie Avenue.

View the Daily Residential Hauling Zones Map (PDF)

7) No individual residential collection of refuse, recyclables or yard waste shall be made, except between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Individual residential collection operations during these hours may also be conducted on Saturdays, to accommodate recognized national holidays or a special pick-up. 

8) A licensed hauler may collect recyclables for individual residential collection customers on a bi-weekly basis provided the licensee complies with the following conditions:
a) The collection of recyclables shall comply with the daily residential hauling zone restrictions;
b) The hauler shall provide single-sort recycling whereby the customer may commingle all recyclables in a single container; and
c) The hauler shall provide a close fitting covered container of not less than 30 gallon capacity and, at a customer's request, the hauler shall provide a larger capacity container at no additional cost.

Storage:

9) Containers from single-family dwellings may be stored in the rear of the premises, may be stored in the side-yard setback if screened from the street and adjoining properties, or may be stored within any structure located on the premises. 

10) For residential and multiple dwellings having individual collection service, during days when collection is scheduled to occur, containers shall be placed at the curb or other location on the property for which collection is provided as agreed by the customer and the hauler.  The container should be placed at the curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. of the night preceding collection day.

11) Any accumulation of refuse, recyclables or yard waste on any premises which has remind thereon for more than two weeks is considered a nuisance.

12) In all business, industrial and institutional zoning districts, all waste material, debris, refuse or garbage must be kept in an enclosed building or enclosed within a container.  The container must be completely screened by a wall or an equivalent visual screen.  The screen or enclosed building must be architecturally compatible with the principal building it serves.  (Chapter 155, Section 155.348)

Compost:

13) All compost material must be confined to a container.  Containers, used for the purpose of composting yard and compostable household waste, shall be located in the rear yard between the rear property line and the rear of the main structure and be no closer than five feet to any property line or 20 feet to a side lot line if adjacent to any public street right-of-way. 

 

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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.