DVR Summer Collection Events
Disposal and recycling of large, bulky items is made easier than ever during annual spring collection events! This year, Dakota Valley Recycling is hosting a number of opportunities for Burnsville residents to dispose of unwanted items in a convenient, low-cost manner. In addition, residents of Burnsville will receive a "Bulky Item Landfill Coupon" in the Spring newsletter. Click the options below to learn more about the collection events!
DVR Summer Drop-off Event
This year, Dakota Valley Recycling is hosting their 4th Annual Summer Drop-off Event on Saturday, June 1, 2024. The event is open to all residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville. Appliances, electronics, scrap metal, mattresses, and confidential documents will be accepted.
Date: June 1, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Burnsville Maintenance Facility
13713 Frontier Ct, Burnsville, MN 55337
Additional Details: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan and Lakeville residents only.
Items are accepted for a per-item fee. (Prices will be updated closer to event date.)
- Appliances including washers, dryers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, freezers, furnaces, microwaves, refrigerators, ovens, water softeners, water heaters, and other miscellaneous appliances--$ each
- Power tools, such as lawn mowers, snow blowers, and garden equipment--ALL FLUIDS MUST BE DRAINED--$ each
- Scrap metal--REMOVE NON-METAL PIECES--$/load
- Computer monitors and televisions--$-$ depending on size
- Other residential electronic devices such as computers, stereos, DVD players, and vacuum cleaners--$ each
- Mattresses and box springs--$ per unit
- FREE--confidential documents for shredding (limit 4 paper bags or small boxes per vehicle)
- Hazardous waste such as aerosols, household batteries, cleaners, paint, light bulbs, pesticides, etc.
- Furniture, including futons
- Air mattresses
- Construction/demolition materials
How to prepare appliances, electronics, and scrap metal for the drop-off event:
- Remove all batteries from electronics
- Drain all fluids from power equipment
- Put similar materials together in trunk/trailer of vehicle and remove all other items from trunk/trailer
Burnsville residents: If you are unable to participate on this date, click the item in the list below for other disposal options.
Questions? Call the Dakota Valley Recycling at 952-895-4511 or contact us via email.
Event and Party Recycling Resources
Make your next event or gathering a green one! Dakota Valley Recycling can help you plan a low-waste event by providing free resources to residents and event planners. View the following guides to get started.
If you live in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, or Lakeville, Dakota Valley Recycling also has free and easy to use recycling resources for your event including:
- Portable recycling, organics, and trash stations
- Signs and banners
- Bags and litter grabbers
Set up disposal
In order to recycle what you collect, you will have to arrange for a pick up service through a licensed hauler. For a list of licensed commercial haulers, visit our hauler guide here.
If you collected organics during your event including food and compostable products, you must arrange a separate pick-up for the material to go to a commercial organics recycling site. You may set that service up with your selected hauler. If food and food scraps only were collected, you may place that in a backyard composter.
If you collected any hazardous materials during your event including but not limited to paints, cleaners, fuels, and most products labeled dangerous, flammable, combustible, poisonous, or corrosive, you will need to bring these items to The Recycling Zone in Eagan. Residents are able to drop off hazardous waste for free during open business hours.
Fats, Oils, and Greases
What is FOG?
FOG is the fats, oils, and greases that are a by-product of cooking. FOG is found in meat fats, lard, cooking oil, shortening, butter/margarine, food scraps, baking goods, sauces, and dairy products.
Why is FOG important?
It is important to keep FOG out of our sewer system, as it is currently the number one cause of sewer blockages in homes. If poured down the drain or toilet, FOG can adhere and thicken on pipe walls. The buildup can restrict or completely block pipes, inhibiting flow. This can lead to rancid orders and sewer backups in basements, roadways, and water bodies. These overflows are not only expensive and messy, but are hazardous to the environment and can also severely damage property.
How to properly dispose of FOG
To properly dispose of fats, oils, and greases, the best way is to pour cooled cooking oil, poultry and meat fats into a sealed non-recyclable container and discard it with your normal garbage. Then use paper towels to wipe residual oil or grease off pots, pans, and dishes before washing them. If you have large quantities of cooking oil (like from a deep fryer), you can bring them to The Recycling Zone to drop off for free.