Instead of throwing Mr. Jack-o-Lantern in the trash, residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, and Lakeville can drop off their pumpkins at Dakota Valley Recycling's annual pumpkin composting event. This year, the event will be held at FOUR locations making it easier than ever to carve some time into your schedule! The event is FREE for all participants.
All collection bins will be available November 4th and 5th. (Check back next summer for Fall 2024 dates.)
Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Pkwy (southwest parking lot)
Eagan, MN 55121
Lakeville Police Station
9237 183rd St. W.
Lakeville, MN 55044
What happens to the pumpkins?
All pumpkins are brought to the Specialized Environmental Technologies compost facility in Rosemount where they will be turned into compost - a valuable soil additive. Compost improves soil quality, reduces erosion, reduces greenhouse gases, and decreases the need for chemical fertilizers.