Green Purchasing

 Links for more information about Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP).

U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) - General information about EPP/Green purchasing

EPEAT - Information about "green" electronics

Fair Trade USA - "Enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth."

Forest Stewardship Council - Encourages the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way.

Green Seal - A non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment and transforming the marketplace by promoting the manufacture, purchase, and use of environmentally responsible products and services.

EcoWise - A certification program that distinguishes knowledgeable, leading-edge licensed pest management professionals who practice prevention-based pest control.

Terra Choice Greenwashing Report 2010 - A consulting firm that publishes reports on "greenwashing", false and misleading environmental claims, to help consumers distinguish fact from fiction.



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.