The MN Energy Challenge is run by an area nonprofit, Center for Energy and Environment.  The Challenge is a pledge to reduce energy use and save money in your household.  You can learn about the actions that you take, and then choose the ones that work for you.  The web site also features an easy-to-use action guide, an "ask the experts" section, and information on utility rebate programs.  Registration is free for all services.  Most important, however, is the Challenge itself.  Over 26,000 Minnesota households have already pledged to save money and energy!

Find more information on the MN Energy Challenge web site!

A few tips from the MN Energy Challenge:

Biggest bang for your buck:

  • Sign up for your utility company's air conditioning load control program.
  • Insulate your attic.
  • Wash clothes in cold water.
  • Insulate walls.
  • Replace 20+ year old furnaces.

Fun for families:

  • Ditch the car and walk or bike to get exercise and save energy.


  • Flip off lights and unplug appliances when not in use.
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFL's.
  • Use holiday LED lights for your winter celebrations.

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.