The ARROW program is a free, voluntary recognition program for businesses, schools, and other organizations in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, and Lakeville. The program recognizes businesses that have made efforts in reducing, reusing, recycling, and other environmentally responsible choices. 

How to Apply

Step 1. Application

  Fill out and return application via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by the mailing address listed below.

Attn: Jackson Becker
13713 Frontier Ct. 
Burnsville MN, 55337

Step 2. Receive Conformation Packet and Free Advertising 

Once approved, your business will receive a welcome letter in the mail along with a certificate and window cling. In addition, ARROW members will be recognized annually in the local newspaper and on the Dakota Valley Recycling webpage under Business Recycling. The ARROW program recognizes environmentally preferred practices and therefore will not send any junk mail to participating businesses. All ARROW members will receive just one newsletter per year with useful resources such as grant opportunities, resources to improve recycling, and other similar topics. 

Is my business right for the ARROW program? 

If any of the following describe your business practices, then the ARROW program is for you.

Your business has an advanced recycling program in place, by recycling more than 3 materials and/or recycling organic materials. 

Buying Recycled
Your business buys materials or supplies with recycled content.

Selling Recycled
Your business sells products or merchandise containing recycled materials or content.

Your business has implemented practices that reduce resource consumption including reducing paper use, packing materials, and reducing water and/or energy consumption.

Your business sells secondhand goods, reuses manufacturing byproducts, reuses shipping pallets and other supply elements, or procures furniture and office supplies from reuse programs like Minnesota Materials Exchange.

What businesses are currently participating?  

Since 2002, over 150 local businesses, schools, and organizations have joined the ARROW program. See the directory of current members here. 


Current ARROW members: Did you know you can request digital files of the ARROW logo for your website or print material? Email our ARROW coordinator, Jackson Becker to receive your free digital files. Questions about the program? Call 952-895-4559


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.