Electronic and Hazardous Materials
It is illegal to put electronics, appliances and household hazardous waste items in the trash. These items must be recycled or disposed of properly. Household hazardous waste and problem materials may pose a threat to the environment if mixed with trash for disposal.
Although the items listed cannot be put in your curbside recycling container they may be dropped off at the Hennepin County Recycling and Transfer Station. Items such as electronics, appliances, mattresses and tires are accepted for a fee.
Consumer electronics such as
VCRs and DVD players
Media recycling such as
Game cartridges and discs
Household hazardous wastes mercury items like
CFLs, fluorescent and HID lamps
Old thermostats and thermometers
Automotive wastes such as
Oil and oil filters
Other items such as
Aerosol cans, paint, lead-based paint chips, solvent and thinners
Chemicals for pools, photography and other hobbies
Rechargeable tools, household batteries and lead-acid batteries
Drop-off location and hours
Hennepin County Recycling and Transfer Station
8100 Jefferson Highway N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
View map and directions to Hennepin County Recycling and Transfer Station
Visit the Hennepin County Drop-off Facilities webpage
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no organics drop off)
Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays
Phone and email
Email Hennepin County Environmental Services
Re-usable electronics and appliances
Items that are in working condition and can still be used by others can be listed on the Free Market or the Freecycle Network. These are great sites to find free items that you may need as well.
The Free Market
The Free Market connects free, usable items with people who want them. Examples of items to list or find: Appliances, electronics, furniture, home renovation, recreation and exercise, children’s items, pet supplies, lawn and garden, and musical instruments.
Connect to people in the Free Market
Freecycle Network is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving and getting stuff for free. It is all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer. Membership is free. This network serves Hennepin, Anoka, Carver and Ramsey counties.
Sign up to the Freecycle Network
Public Works Facility (Operations and Maintenance)
8300 Noble Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Public Works Facility
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone and email
Email Tim Pratt