Stuff is expensive, and when the time comes to get rid of something, that can be expensive, too. Meanwhile, our landfills are overflowing with that same stuff, much of which is still perfectly suitable for use. To help save that usable stuff--and your wallets--DVR, Bridging, and the City of Apple Valley are joining forces to bring you the inaugural Furniture & Small Appliances Swap this summer.

The Furniture Swap is a two-day event. The first day is reserved for donations of accepted items, and the second is reserved for FREE swapping, open to everyone! You do not need to donate in order to take items. Bring what you can, and take what you'd like!

Staff from local Apple Valley business MAD Moving will be on-site both days to help residents transport heavy items to and from the parking lot.

Location: Apple Valley Sports Arena, 14452 Hayes Rd.

Day 1, Donation Intake Day: Friday August 16, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
(Only accepting donated items this day--no swapping.)

Day 2, FREE Reuse Day: Saturday, August 17, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(No donations accepted this day--only swapping.)

See below for full lists of accepted and not accepted items. All donated items must meet the quality standards set by Bridging, including:

  • Items must be new or gently used. Free of rips, stains, strong odors, and/or pet hair.
  • All items must be clean, fully functioning, and in good working condition.
  • If you're unsure whether an item could be donated, ask yourself if you would feel comfortable giving it to a friend of family member.

All items will be inspected upon arrival. Event staff reserve the right to refuse items that do not meet quality standards listed above.

All items are free for the taking! Our goal is to help all usable items find a new home--and not the landfill--so everyone is welcome to come browse the collection of donated items, take what you'd like, sign the liability waiver at the check-out table, and take home to enjoy!

Items leftover after the event will be donated to Bridging.

For questions or additional information, call DVR at 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.