Appliances

Recommended disposal options

Give away, sell or donate

If your appliance is in working condition, give it away, sell it, or donate it to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore or Salvation Army

Recycle

There are several options for recycling appliances:

  • See a list of companies that accept appliances for recycling at Rethink Recycling.
  • Check with your waste hauler to see if they offer special pick-up service for appliances.
  • If you are purchasing a new appliance, check with the retailer to see if they will take your old appliance for recycling.
  • If you are a Minneapolis resident, check to see if your appliance can be recycled curbside and through the voucher program.
  • Xcel Energy offers a cash rebate and free pick up and recycling service for your spare refrigerator or freezer that is in working condition.
Other disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Air conditioners* (including wall and window units), appliance compressors, bilge pumps, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, dryers, freezers, furnaces, garbage disposals, heat pumps, hot water heaters, microwaves, pool heaters (natural gas), plug-in coolers, ranges, refrigerators*, stackable washers and dryers (treated as one unit), stoves, sump pumps, trash compactors, washers, water coolers.

Fee

$15 per appliance. Cash, check or credit card (Visa, Discover, Mastercard) accepted.

Materials preparation

Do not disassemble; we prefer appliances to be delivered intact.

*If the air conditioner or refrigerator’s fuel source is liquid propane or natural gas, see info for gas-powered appliances. By appointment only. Call first.

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

Commercial-grade appliances. This includes: commercial or rooftop air conditioning units, laundromat-sized washers and dryers, restaurant-type refrigerators and freezers, vending machines and water fountains. Find recycling options on Rethink Recycling.

Also not accepted by Hennepin County: Small appliances and electronics, including bread makers, coffee makers, coffee pots, curling irons, electric can openers, hair dryers, hair straighteners, heating pads, griddles, paper shredders, toaster ovens and toasters. Find options on small appliances and electronics.


Reuse

Sell it, give it away, donate it or repair it. Learn more reuse tips.

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