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Recycling Events

Curbside Cleanup

photo of garbage pile ready to be pick up during the curbside cleanup

Every fall there is a bulky waste curbside cleanup event for approximately one third of the city, based on the three voting districts: East, Central, and West. Residents will receive a postcard in the mail indicating which date they are scheduled for pick-up and information about the event.

2017 pick up area

The 2017 pick-up will be for residents in the east voting district. Use the interactive map to find your date. If you live in a different district find options on how to get rid of your stuff with Hennepin County's Green Disposal Guide

Find your curbside cleanup date

Launch the interactive curbside cleanup date map

Map outlining when each part of the city holds its curbside cleanup day

Acceptable items

  • Appliances (limit 2)
  • Old/unusable furniture
  • Mattresses (limit 6)
  • Carpet (rolled and securely tied)
  • General household junk (up to 100 lbs. per item)

Find a complete list and preparation instructions on the Clean Up postcard

Special Material Drop-off Day

Twice a year we host a special drop-off for residents to bring in certain recyclable items that don't go in your cart. This event is open to residents of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Crystal and New Hope and is held at the Brooklyn Park Operations and Maintenance campus at 8300 Noble Avenue North.

The 2017 fall drop-off day is Saturday, October 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Items accepted for free

  • Batteries (household and rechargeable batteries can be dropped at City Hall throughout the year)
    • Automotive
    • Utility
    • Household/electronics
    • Rechargeable
  • Bicycles (for reuse or scrap)
  • Cardboard boxes (flatten and remove non-paper items)
  • Electronics (see list for electronics that are accepted at a cost)
    • Cell phones
    • DVD/MP3 players
    • Printers
    • Stereos/radios
    • VCRs
    • and more
  • Used oil, oil filters and antifreeze (use the free drop-off on 83rd Ave. at other times)
  • Paper for shredding (shredding will be done on site)
  • Paper
    • Catalogs
    • Magazines
    • Newspapers
    • Unwanted mail
  • Scrap metal (must remove all non-metal parts)
    • Aluminum window/door (no wood or glass)
    • BBQ grills
    • Bed frames
    • Brass
    • Lawnmowers (remove oil/gas)
    • Metal bed springs
    • Shelving
    • Steel

Items accepted at a cost

Item Fee
Air conditioners $15 each

Appliances

  • Dehumidifier
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Furnace (residential)
  • Garbage disposal
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Trash compactor
  • Washer/dryer
  • Water heater
$10 each
Carpet $10 per load. Dry and rolled with no tack strips. No rugs. No rubber backed carpet.

Electronics

  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • TVs
$5 each. Other electronic items are free.
Mattresses/box springs $20 each piece
Tires

$2 per passenger tire

$10 per commercial tire

Pay by cash or check made out to "City of Brooklyn Park"

Not accepted

  • Exercise equipment
  • Furniture
  • Lamps
  • Lawn furniture
  • Leaf blowers
  • Light bulbs
  • Paint
  • Rugs
  • Toasters
  • Trash
  • Vacuum cleaners

Packing your vehicle

We have various stations where you'll stop to drop off material. To make it easier and quicker to unload, please pack your vehicle in the reverse order of how the stations are located. For instance scrap metal is the very last station, so put it in your vehicle first.

Stations

  1. Paper: cardboard or for shredding (load in your vehicle last)
  2. Carpet
  3. Mattresses
  4. Electronics
  5. Oil and antifreeze
  6. Tires
  7. Batteries
  8. Appliances
  9. Scrap metal (load in your vehicle first)

More information

Download the Special Material Drop Off Day flyer (PDF)

Pumpkin Recycling

dumpster full of pumpkins

Give your pumpkins a second life!

If you don’t have a backyard compost bin, use the free drop off container in Central Park across the street from Brooklyn Park’s Operations and Maintenance facility, 8300 Noble Ave N.

Residents of Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Crystal and New Hope can drop off pumpkins any time of day from October 31 through November 7.

Please remove all candles, candle wax and decorations before disposal.

Contact us

Public Works Facility (Operations and Maintenance)

8300 Noble Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Public Works Facility

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone and email

Tim Pratt
Recycling Manager
763-493-8006
Email Tim Pratt

 
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