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Recycling Events

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 2016 fall drop-off day is Saturday, October 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Items accepted for free

  • Batteries
    • 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
  • Paper for shredding (shredding will be done on site)
    • Catalogs
    • Confidential documents
    • 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


  • 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.


  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • TVs
$5 each. Other electronic items are free.
Mattresses/box springs $15 each piece

$2 per passenger tire

$10 per commercial tire

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

Not accepted

  • Furniture
  • Lamps
  • Lawn furniture
  • Leaf blowers
  • Light bulbs
  • Paint
  • 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.


  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 our Fall 2016 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 their pumpkins any time of day from October 31 through November 7.

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

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: Central, East and West. Residents will receive a postcard in the mail indicating which date they are scheduled for pick-up and information about the event. The next pick-up will be in 2017 for residents in the East voting district.  

Find your curbside cleanup date

Click on the image below to pull up the interactive map. Enter your address in the search box and the map will zoom to your property and an information box will appear. Click on your house number next to the information box and another box will appear with your curbside clean-up date.

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

View a larger map

Items accepted for collection include:

  • Furniture
  • Carpet
  • Lumber
  • Mattresses
  • Construction material
  • Appliances, limit of two per household

See a list of acceptable and non-acceptable items.

All items must be at your curbside by 7 a.m. on the designated day. The trucks will come by only once so make sure you don't miss it!

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


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

Phone and email

Tim Pratt
Recycling Manager
Email Tim Pratt


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