For the avid gardener, spring and summer means the accumulation of those black plastic garden pots.  Plastic pots take up space in landfills; they do not readily decompose and remain intact for many years. 

Lowe's home improvement stores provide a drop-off garden pot recycling program for customers.  No matter where you purchase the plant, you can return the materials to a Lowe's Garden Center to be recycled.  Learn more on the Lowe's plastic garden pots

Lowe's--West St. Paul
1795 Robert St.
West St. Paul, MN 55118

4270 Dean Lakes Blvd.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Additionally, some garbage haulers now accept black plastic garden pots with your curbside recycling.  If you have one of the following haulers, keep plastic from the landfills by recycling your plastic pots, trays and hanging baskets in your recycling cart.  Just clean the pots of dirt before putting them with your recycling.

  • Nitti Sanitation
  • Highland Sanitation
  • GarbageMan of Burnsville
  • Waste Management
  • Dick's Sanitation/Lakeville Sanitary
  • Aspen Waste Systems

For more information about specific recycling guidelines, check out what your garbage hauler accepts.


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.