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 at FOUR locations making it easier than ever to carve some time into your schedule! The event is FREE for all participants.
Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Pkwy (southwest parking lot)
Date: Saturday, November 2nd
Time: 9:00 a.m- noon
Lakeville Police Station
9237 183rd St, Lakeville
Date: Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd & 3rd
Time: All day
In 2018, we collected 35,280 lbs of pumpkins! That's the weight of two and a half elephants! 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.