Need to get rid of sensitive documents? Attend one of our eight annual Shred Events! Each event is open to residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, and Lakeville. Services are free and shredding will occur on-site. NO business waste, including from home-based businesses. 

For more recycling events in other Dakota County cities, view the Dakota County Recycling Guide and click Recycling Events

Spring Events: 

Date: March 23, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Eagan Cascade Bay Waterpark
1360 Civic Center Dr., Eagan, MN 55122
Cost: FREE  (limit to four paper bags or small boxes per vehicle)

Date: March 30, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Apple Valley Aquatic Center
14421 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Cost: FREE  (limit to four paper bags or small boxes per vehicle)

Date: May 4, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Lakeville Maintenance Facility
7570 179th St. W., Lakeville, MN 55044
Cost: FREE  (limit to four paper bags or small boxes per vehicle)

Date: June 1, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Burnsville Maintenance Facility
13713 Frontier Ct., Burnsville, MN 55337
Cost: FREE  (limit to four paper bags or small boxes per vehicle)
*Part of the annual DVR Summer Drop-off for appliances and electronics

Check back Fall 2024 for upcoming event dates

Fall Events: 

Date: TBD
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Eagan Cascade Bay Waterpark
1360 Civic Center Dr., Eagan, MN 55122
Cost: FREE  (limit to four paper bags or small boxes per vehicle)

Date: TBD
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Burnsville Maintenance Facility
13713 Frontier Ct., Burnsville, MN 55337
Cost: FREE  (limit to four paper bags or small boxes per vehicle)
*Part of the annual Burnsville Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Date: TBD
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: Apple Valley Aquatic Center
14421 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley, MN 55124
Cost: FREE  (limit to four paper bags or small boxes per vehicle)
*Part of the annual Apple Valley Fall Residential Clean-Up Day

Date: TBD
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Lakeville Maintenance Facility
7570 179th St. W., Lakeville, MN 55044
Cost: FREE  (limit to four paper bags or small boxes per vehicle)

How to Prepare your documents for destruction:

  • You may leave staples and paper clips on items before destruction. Large metal binder clips and three ring binders should be removed
  • You may bring items in paper bag for easier handling. A plastic bag or cardboard box is fine too, but be prepared to dump items from plastic bag into cart. 

Paperwork with confidential information should be shredded to prevent the possibility of identity theft but not all documents need to be shredded. In fact, shredded paper wears down the fibers making it more difficult to recycle. With that in mind, please shred only what you need to, and recycle the rest. 

Can't make it to our shredding event? Check out our Document Destruction Guide to find locations to bring documents, or visit the Dakota County Recycling Guide to see a list of shredding events throughout the county (under Recycling Events). For more information on this event please call the Recycling Hotline at 952-895-4559.

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.