Garbage & Recycling

Refuse Collection

Apple Valley licenses private firms to provide refuse collection services to residents. The city is divided into hauling zones. The licensed contractors must serve the customers within each zone on an assigned day. View the garbage and recycling collection ordinance.


The City of Apple Valley recently joined with the cities of Burnsville and Eagan to jointly administer the cities' recycling programs as Dakota Valley Recycling.

Garbage containers at curb along street

More information on recycling can be found at the joint Dakota Valley Recycling website. Remember, household hazardous products require special disposal. The Dakota County Recycling Zone is available to accept your household hazardous waste (products labeled dangerous, flammable, combustible, poison, or corrosive).

Dakota Valley provides helpful information on where you can take various types of recyclable materials in an interactive tool.

Tips on Managing Trash and Recycling Containers

Attached at the following link is a powerpoint that explains trash container storage requirements and shares best practices for container storage.