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Electronic and Hazardous Materials

Illegal disposal

It is illegal to put electronics, appliances and household hazardous waste items in the trash.

Household hazardous waste and problem materials may pose a threat to the environment if mixed with trash for disposal.

Proper disposal

Household hazardous waste must be recycled or disposed of properly. Although these items cannot be put in your curbside recycling container, they may be dropped off at the Hennepin County Recycling and Transfer Station.


Household hazardous wasteElectronics

Recyclable items

Items such as electronics, appliances, mattresses and tires are accepted for a fee.

Consumer electronics such as

  • Televisions
  • Computers
  • DVD players
  • Phones
  • Stereos

Media recycling such as

  • DVDs
  • Flash drives
  • Blu-ray discs
  • CDs
  • Game cartridges and discs

Household hazardous wastes mercury items like

  • CFLs, fluorescent and HID lamps
  • Old thermostats and thermometers
  • Pesticides

Automotive wastes such as

  • Oil and oil filters
  • Fuel additives
  • Starter fluid

Other items such as

  • Waxes
  • 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

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

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, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Holiday hours

We are closed Monday, January 21 for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Phone and email

Tim Pratt
Recycling Manager
Email Tim Pratt



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