Almost all metals can be recycled.  Metal items that are not food containers are considered "scrap metal."  Examples of scrap metal include:

  • lawn mowers (fluids drained)
  • snow blowers (fluids drained)
  • metal grills
  • bicycles
  • cast iron sinks/bathtubs
  • metal fencing
  • metal car parts
  • most other metal items

Recycling Scrap Metal

Option 1:  Bring your unwanted metals to the Recycling Zone or a local scrap metal recycler.  Call first.

The Recycling Zone
3365 Dodd Rd
Eagan, MN 55121
Wed: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thurs: noon - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fee: Free of charge

Local scrap metal recyclers
Contact scrap metal recyclers directly for hours of operation and fees/payouts.

AAA Auto Salvage
2871 W 160th St
Rosemount, MN 55068

Advanced Recyclers
10619 Briggs Drive
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Alters Metal Recycling
801 Barge Channel Rd
St. Paul, MN 55107

Northern Metal Recycling
521 Barge Channel Rd
St. Paul, MN 55107

Option 2: If you do not have a way to transport scrap metal to a recycling facility, call your garbage hauler or one of the scrap metal recyclers above (as available) to schedule a pick-up for a one-time fee.

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.