Need to get rid of sensitive documents? Attend these Shred Events in Lakeville, Burnsville, and Apple Valley! Lakeville and Burnsville events are open to all residents. Services are free and shredding will occur on-site.

Details: Shredded Paper

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: Cascade Bay in Eagan
1360 Civic Center Dr., Eagan, MN 55122
Cost: FREE  (limit to four paper bags or small boxes per vehicle)
Open to residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville. For more recycling events in other Dakota County cities, view the Dakota County Green Guide and click Recycling Events.

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: Family Aquatic Center
14421 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Cost: FREE  (limit to four paper bags or small boxes per vehicle)
*Open ONLY to residents of Apple Valley. For more recycling events in other Dakota County cities, view the Dakota County Green Guide and click Recycling Events.

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: Lakeville Central Maintenance Facility
7570 179th St. W, Lakeville, MN 55044
Cost: FREE  (limit to four paper bags or small boxes per vehicle)
Open to residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville. For more recycling events in other Dakota County cities, view the Dakota County Green Guide and click Recycling Events

NO business waste including from home-based businesses. 

How to Prepare for your documents for destruction:

  • You may leave staples and paper clips on items before destruction. Large metal binder clips and three ring binders should be removed
  • You may bring items in paper bag for easier handling. A plastic bag or cardboard box is fine too, but be prepared to dump items from plastic bag into cart. 

Paperwork with confidential information should be shredded to prevent the possibility of identity theft but not all documents need to be shredded. In fact, shredded paper wears down the fibers making it more difficult to recycle. With that in mind, please shred only what you need to, and recycle the rest. 

Can't make it to our shredding event? Check out our Document Destruction Guide to find locations to bring documents, or visit the Dakota County Green Guide to see a list of shredding events throughout the county (under Recycling Events). For more information on this event please call the 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.