Recycling from your home through curbside recycling collection is an easy and convenient way to do your part. Simply put out your recyclables on your pickup day and your hauler will do the rest. With new technology available, haulers are accepting more items than ever before. Follow the guide below for what can be recycled or check out this printable Home Recycling Guide to keep these guidelines handy. 

Recyclable Materials Accepted at the Curb:


  • Empty and dry; leave caps on.
  • Containers numbered 1, 2, or 5
  • Water, soda and juice bottles
  • Milk and juice jugs
  • Laundry detergent bottles and jugs
  • Margarine, cottage cheese, cream cheese and other tubs and lids
  • Clear berry and produce containers

Glass jars & bottles

  • Empty and dry; leave caps on.


  • Empty and dry; leave caps on.
  • Aluminum, tin and steel cans


  • Empty and dry; leave caps on.
  • Milk cartons
  • Juice boxes
  • Soup, broth and wine cartons

Paper & Cardboard

  • Flatten boxes.
  • Mail and office papers
  • Magazines and catalogs
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes
  • Paperboard like cereal boxes, cracker boxes, pasta boxes, cake mix boxes

New downloadable guides:

Dive Into Recycling: This guide features everything you need to know about setting up service and recycling in your home. You will also find information about the Dakota County Recycling Zone and learn about your cities unique shared recycling department. 

Dive Into Decluttering: This guide features locations for hard to dispose of items such as appliances, mattresses, household goods and more. 

Dive Into Wasted Food: This guide features a comprehensive food storage guide to help make your food last as long as possible. You will also find information about food labels and other food waste prevention tips. 

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.