Minnesota law prohibits appliances from being placed with household garbage because they have components that are harmful to human health and the environment.  Major appliances no longer in usable condition must be recycled. The term "major appliance" includes the following items:

  • Air conditionersStove
  • Clothes washers and dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Water heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Ovens, ranges and stoves
  • Garbage disposals
  • Trash compactors
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Heat pumps

Recycling Appliances

Option 1:  Some retailers will take and recycle old appliances when you purchase a new one.  Utilize these programs when available.

Option 2: Bring your appliances to one of the following appliance recyclers.  Fees apply, call business for pricing and hours.

A-1 Recycling
2567 Kasota Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Advanced Recyclers
8980 S Hwy 149
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Certified Recycling
14305 Ewing Ave
Burnsville, MN 55306

Plaza TV and Appliance, Inc.
946 S Robert St
West Saint Paul, MN 55118

Option 3: If you do not have a way to transport an appliance to a recycling facility, call your garbage hauler or one of the appliance recyclers above to schedule a pick-up for a one-time fee. 

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.