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Have a broken item at home gathering dust? Come to a fix-it clinic where residents can bring up to 3 small items to be repaired or mended. Bring in small household electronics, clothing and more and receive free guided assistance to fix your items. Common items include coffee pots, fans, jewelry, and clothes with tears or holes.

June 15, 10 a.m.​2 p.m.  Inver Glen Library
8098 Blaine Ave. E., Inver Grove Heights
Last items accepted at 1​:30 p.m.

July 21, 1-4 p.m.  Burnhaven Library (location subject to change)
1101 County Road 42 W., Burnsville
Last items accepted at 3​:30 p.m.

Aug. 18, 1–4 p.m. – Dakota Lodge at Thompson County Park
1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul
Last items accepted at 3:30 p.m.​

Sept. 18, 3​6 p.m. – Kaposia Library
115 Seventh Ave. N., South St. Paul
Last items accepted at 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 19, 10 a.m.​1 p.m. – ​Wescott Library
1340 Wescott Road, Eagan
Last items accepted at 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 16, 10 a.m.​1 p.m.  Pleasant Hill Library
1490 S. Frontage Road, Hastings 
Last items accepted at 12:30 p.m.

Sign up to be notified about fu​ture Fix-It Clinics.​ 

Volunteers Needed
Want to share your skills with others looking to learn how to repair their items? Volunteer!
Sign up here, or contact Monica Allen at 952-891-7595​​.​

For More Information visit the Dakota County website.

Did you know that the volume of trash generally increases by 25% between Thanksgiving and New Years? Help reduce that waste with some easy reducing and recycling holiday tips. 

Spooky Season is upon us, with Halloween soon approaching! Will you be a superhero or a supervillain? Maybe a zombie or werewolf or cat--oh my! Be creative and get some inspiration at Dakota Valley Recycling's second Halloween Costume & Prop Swap. Let last year's only-worn-once costume have a second outing in a new home.

Bring your gently used costumes and props to the Wescott Library in Eagan on Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 - 7pm to swap with fellow community members. Leave what you can and take what you want--everything is FREE! Eligible items must be in good condition. Broken, ripped, or stained items not accepted.

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2024
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Wescott Library
                1340 Wescott Rd., Eagan, MN, 55121

We are here to promote reuse in the community to give items a second life and prevent them from entering the landfill ♻️ Help us reduce waste and reuse what we have!

And after Halloween, don't forget to take advantage of our free Pumpkin Composting Event.

Items not swapped will be donated or recycled.
For questions or additional information, call 952-895-4559.

Every year, we cycle through new and old holiday string lights, using what we can and tossing those that just won't turn on. When your lights get old, or you decide to make the switch to energy efficient LED holiday lights, we want to help you be smart about disposing of the string lights that are forever sentenced to your storage unit, or worse, the trash. Instead, recycle your old lights with Dakota County's Holiday Lights Collection!

Residents can drop-off their unwanted light strands at participating locations during the holiday season starting November 20th and running through the end of January. In addition, there are several locations around the Twin Cities metro that serve as year-round drop-off locations, including the Dakota County Recycling Zone in Eagan. 

November 20th, 2023 - January 31st, 2024

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.