**NOTE: The details below are for the previous year's collection. Check back later for 2019 details.**

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 event. This year, the event will be held in two locations making it easier than ever to carve some time in your schedule and stop on by! 

Event details

Location 1:

Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Pkwy (southwest parking lot)
Date: Saturday, November 3rd
Time: 9:00 a.m- 1:00 p.m, or until dumpster capacity is reached

Location 2:

Lakeville Police Station
9237 183rd St, Lakeville MN
Date: Saturday and Sunday, November 3rd & 4th, or until dumpster capacity is reached
Time: All day

The event is FREE for all participants. In 2017, we collected 8 tons of pumpkins after Halloween. That's about the weight of two adult giraffes! Join us this year in shattering last year's record, and don't forget to bring your neighbor's pumpkin too! 

What happens to the pumpkins? 

All pumpkins are brought to the local Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Organics Recycling Facility where they will be turned into compost - a valuable soil additive. Compost improves soil quality, reduces erosion, reduces greenhouse gases, and decreases the need for chemical fertilizers. 


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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.