This fall, Dakota Valley Recycling and the cities of Burnsville, Eagan, and Lakeville are hosting a donation drive for sporting equipment in partnership with the United Heroes League, a non-profit whose mission it is to provide military kids around the country with sports equipment, camps, and special experiences. Having UHL headquartered right here in Dakota County (Hastings) gives DVR the home field advantage for a successful event, but we need your help to really hit it out of the park. Here’s what you need to know:

What to Donate: ALL reusable sports equipment for ANY sport—hockey, basketball, volleyball, football, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, and many more. UHL is also currently seeking rollerblades.

Permanent Drop-off:
Lakeville Ames Ice Arena, 19900 Ipava Ave, Lakeville

Seasonal Drop-offs:
Dec 4 - 31, 2023: Burnsville Ice Center, 251 Civic Center Pkwy, Burnsville

With donated materials, UHL has been able to outfit thousands of military kids around the country with top of the line gear. On top of that, donating reusable equipment keeps thousands of pounds worth of composite materials, metals, and plastics out of the landfill for a little while longer. Now that’s a home run!

For questions about this event, call the Dakota Valley 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.