**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!
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
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.