It’s 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.
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.
Items such as electronics, appliances, mattresses and tires are accepted for a fee.
Consumer electronics such as
- DVD players
Media recycling such as
- Flash drives
- Blu-ray discs
- 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
- Fuel additives
- Starter fluid
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
|Tuesday, Thursday, 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 dropoff)|
|Sunday, Monday, Holidays||Closed|
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.
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.