Burnsville Shoe Recycling 2016America 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. Since 2008, Dakota Valley Recycling has held a shoe recycling collection event for a whole week in November to celebrate recycling. This year, Dakota Valley Recycling is working with Wear Ever, a local company that collects textiles to be reused or recycled. 

Where and when can you drop off shoes?

The event will take place the week of November 13th-19th, 2017

Burnsville Ice Center
251 Civic Center Pkwy
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Eagan Civic Arena
3870 Pilot Knob Rd
Hours: 7 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Apple Valley Community Center
14603 Hayes Rd
Bins will be outdoors and open 24/7

What happens to the shoes collected?

Shoes in good condition will be cleaned up and reused by giving to those in need. Shoes that are no longer in good condition will be separated and the parts such as rubber and textiles will be recycled. 

Last years results

Last year we collected a total of 3.5 tons of shoes! That's equivalent to the weight of six grizzly bears

6 grizzly bears weight comparison

 

Or the weight of 13 fully grown pigs

13 pigs weight comparison

 

Let's work to make 2017 a record year for recycling. For resources on where to bring textiles year round visit www.co.dakota.mn.us/ and search Donate Your Stuff. For questions about this event, call the Dakota Valley Recycling Hotline at 952-895-4559 

 

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.