Dakota County is revising its Solid Waste Master Plan to properly manage trash, recyclables, food waste, and hazardous materials. This efforts affects all residents of Dakota County, including Apple Valley residents. Over 500 County residents and businesses provided input on key issues from November 2016 through February 2017. The County has published Round 1 results based on the input received to date, which will shape the County’s draft waste management strategies. Later this spring, the County will provide residents opportunities to provide feedback on those draft strategies, and get more information on the Master Plan process on the County Solid Waste Master Plan website.