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, Better Futures Minnesota, or Salvation Army

See more donation opportunities for large and small appliances on the Choose to Reuse website.


There are several options for recycling appliances:

  • 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.
  • Xcel Energy may accept refrigerators or freezers in working condition. Xcel Energy offers a cash rebate and free pick up and recycling service for your spare refrigerators or freezers while funding lasts. Contact Xcel Energy to check if their program is currently accepting appliances.


Appliances can be brought to a business that recycles appliances. Please contact them for the latest guidelines and information.

Other disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

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


$15 per appliance. Cash, check, major credit cards, and debit cards accepted.

Materials preparation

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

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 business appliance recycling options on p.2 of Hazardous Waste Disposal Companies (PDF).

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.


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