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November 5, 2022 - November 6, 2022
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Central Maintenance Facility
6442 140th St. W.
Apple Valley, MN 55124
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Pumpkin Composting

Saturday, November 5, 2022

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! Please NO painted pumpkins, candles, wax or other non-organic materials The event is FREE for all participants. All collection bins will be available November 5th and 6th.

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 2021, we collected 43,000 lbs. of pumpkins! That's as much as two 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 local Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Organics Recycling Facility 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? Click here to send an email or call 952-895-4515

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