According the National Resource Defense Council, the average American tosses 25% of the food they buy. That's like going to the grocery store, buying four bags of food, and leaving one in the parking lot. Food lost to the landfill also means wasted water to grow the food, wasted fuel to transport the food, wasted labor, wasted time, and wasted money.  

Fortunately, there’s steps you can take to save the food.

Check out these great resources to help you shop smarter, meal prep, freeze efficiently, and understand food labels: 

View The Extraordinary Life and Times of a Strawberry brought to you by the National Ad Council

NEW! Print off these educational coloring pages and games! 

  • dont-trash-us
  • eat-me-first-bin
  • food-saving-superhero2
  • love-food-hate-waste
  • maze


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.