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Environmental Initiatives

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Posted on: September 22, 2018

Composting in City Facilities

The organic waste collected from the buildings is brought to a local organics recycling facility to be turned into compost. Compost improves soil quality, reduces erosion, reduces greenhouse gases and decreases the need for chemical fertilizers. Organics...Read on...
Posted on: September 22, 2018

Recycling in Parks

More than 130 new recycling containers were added to 22 parks this summer. Recycling bins are clearly labeled to show what types of recyclables can be tossed in. Items accepted in park recycling include plastic bottles, cans, cardboard and paper products.


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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Find Your Perfect Volunteer Opportunity!

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Those looking to “give back,” but struggling to find the right fit are invited to the Dakota County Volunteer Resource Fair on Sept. 25 at Burnsville City Hall. Attendees can get information on volunteer opportunities from local service organizations.

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

City Hydrant Flushing Begins Sept. 10

Red hydrant pouring out water

Burnsville's Utilities Department plans to begin flushing City-owned fire hydrants on Monday, Sept. 10. City hydrants are flushed to ensure they are in working order, and to remove mineral deposits that may accumulate in water mains.

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Run the Dark at Lac Lavon Park Sept. 28

Multi-colored glowing bracelets

Light up the night during a Glo Run on Sept. 28. Neon lights will guide runners on a one-mile route. Come for DJ music and carnival games before the race. All registered participants will receive a t-shirt and glowing items.

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Sept. 29

Household cleaners and chemicals

Dakota County residents are invited to bring a variety of items to be properly disposed during Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day -- including electronics, appliances, paint, tires, household cleaners, scrap metal, cell phones, light bulbs and more.

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Posted on: October 26, 2012

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Why Burnsville

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Free Small Business Consulting


Starting or growing a small business isn’t easy, and hiring a trusted advisor or consultant to help get a business off the ground is usually very expensive. To encourage small business growth, the City of Burnsville is now offering free, one-on-...Read on...

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