Recommended disposal options

Give away or sell

If the electronic item still works, give it away or sell it.


Electronics are accepted for recycling by some manufacturers and retailers, including Best Buy, Luminaire, Recycle Technologies, Tech Dump, OceanTech and Staples.

Find recycling options for TVs, computer monitors and laptops.

Other disposal options

Contact your city or waste hauler

Check with your city recycling contact or waste hauler to see if they offer curbside electronics recycling options.

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Audio and video equipment, cameras, cell phones, DVD players, computers, game systems, mobile devices, printers, telephones, TVs, radio and music players, rechargeable products.


$10 fee for each television (CRT, LCD, projects and plasma screen TVs), laptop and computer monitor (CRT and LCD). Cash, check or credit card (Visa, Discover, Mastercard) accepted.

No charge for audio equipment, computer peripherals, smart phones, tablets, telephones, television peripherals and video equipment.

Drop-off limit

Up to 5 of each type of electronic item per household per 12 month period.

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

No electronics used for business purposes, including home businesses and property managers.

Find electronic recycling options for businesses at RethinkRecycling.com.

Notice regarding personal data

Your identity and other personal information can be stolen from a computer, cell phone, or other data storage devices. Before recycling your electronics, protect yourself from identity theft by removing personal data and your files. For information on how to remove data, check with the manufacturer, a computer retailer or search the web.

Hennepin County is not responsible for any data that is left on electronic devices.

Rethink and reduce

Save energy by purchasing ENERGY STAR certified electronics.

If you only use the item occasionally, consider renting the equipment. Search the Choose to Reuse Directory for rental locations.


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

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