Dakota Valley Recycling is the partnership recycling department for the Cities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, 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. To find out where to dispose of materials, check the "I Want to Get Rid Of" menu at the top of this page.
Were you looking to drop off materials at the Dakota County owned recycling facility called The Recycling Zone? You can find the hours, location, and materials accepted here.
Dakota Valley Recycling Programs
Collection Events/Clean Up Days - Learn more about these events here.
Educational Presentations - Dakota Valley Recycling staff are available to come to your community group, school, or organization to give a presentation and answer questions about recycling. Presentations can be catered to the age group and type of event. Common presentation topics include recycling, waste reduction, decluttering, composting, and much more! Call 952-895-4515 or email us to schedule a presentation.
Night to Unite Bin Program - Reserve an outdoor recycling x-frame, signage, and bags through Dakota Valley Recycling for your National Night Out neighborhood celebration. Materials can be reserved by calling a DVR staff member (952-895-4559) at least one week before the event.
Pumpkin Composting- Every year on the Saturday following Halloween, Dakota Valley Recycling hosts a pumpkin composting event at the Eagan Community Center. Bring your pumpkins and your neighbors too! Pumpkins are brought to a local composting facility where they will be added to other organic materials and turned into a valuable soil additive.
Shoe Recycling – For America Recycles Day in November, the four cities offer a shoe recycling drive where residents and employees can bring old shoes to be recycled or reused. We work with a reputable recycling company to collect the shoes and they are either reused if they are in good condition, or they are recycled for different materials like leather, nylon, and rubber.