Instead of throwing Mr. Jack-o-Lantern in the trash, residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, and Lakeville can drop off their pumpkins at Dakota Valley Recycling's annual pumpkin composting event. This year, the event will be held at FOUR locations making it easier than ever to carve some time into your schedule! The event is FREE for all participants.

All collection bins will be available Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd. 

Drop-off Locations

Apple Valley Maintenance Facility
6442 140th St. W.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Burnsville Market Garden
260 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337

Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Pkwy (southwest parking lot)
Eagan, MN 55121

Lakeville Police Station
9237 183rd St. W.
Lakeville, MN 55044

In 2023, we collected over 90,000 lbs. of pumpkins! That's as much as SIX elephants! Join us this year in shattering last year's record, and don't forget to bring your neighbor's pumpkin too! 

What happens to the pumpkins? 

All pumpkins are brought to the Specialized Environmental Technologies compost facility in Rosemount where they will be turned into compost - a valuable soil additive. Compost improves soil quality, reduces erosion, reduces greenhouse gases, and decreases the need for chemical fertilizers. 

Questions about this event? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view send an email or call 952-895-4515

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.