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


Seasonal Drop-off locations:

Company Address City Zip Phone Number
Dakota Co. Western Service Center 14955 Galaxie Avenue Apple Valley 55124 952-891-7570
Lebanon Hills Visitor Center 860 Cliff Road Eagan 55123 651-554-6530 
Farmington City Hall 430 3rd St. Farmington 55024 651-280-6800
Farmington Liquors 109 Elm St. Farmington 55024 651-280-6930 
Farmington Liquors 18350 Pilot Knob Rd. Farmington 55024 651-280-6920
Lakeville City Hall 20195 Holyoke Ave Lakeville 55044 952-985-4528
Lakeville Liquors Heritage 20164 Heritage Ave Lakeville 55044 952-985-4910
Lakeville Liquors Kenrick 19179 Kenrick Ave Lakeville 55044 952-985-4940
Lakeville Liquors Galaxie 1600 Galaxie Ave Lakeville 55044 952-895-4940
Lakeville Liquors Keokuk 20880 Keokuk Ave Lakeville 55044 952-985-4950
Mendota Heights City Hall 1101 Victoria Curve Mendota Heights 55118 651-452-1850
Rosemount-Community Center 13885 South Robert Trail Rosemount 55068 651-322-6005
Rosemount Steeple Center 14344 Cameo Ave. Rosemount 55068 651-322-6000
South St. Paul City Hall 125 3rd Ave. N South St. Paul 55075 651-554-3200
West St. Paul Police Dept. 1616 Humboldt Ave West St. Paul 55118  651-552-4100
Dakota County Northern Service Center 1 Mendota Road W West St. Paul 55118 651-554-6600


Year-Round Drop-off locations in your area:

The Recycling Zone
3365 Dodd Road
Eagan, MN 55121
W: 9am - 8pm
Th: 12pm - 8pm
F: 9am - 5pm
Sa: 8am - 5pm

Go to the RAM website for more information and a list of drop-off sites around the state.

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.