Drop-off facilities open with limited operations

Hennepin County’s Drop-Off Facilities in Brooklyn Park and Bloomington are open with limited operations and new safety procedures due to COVID-19. Find more information about drop-off facilities.

Changes to materials accepted: No mattresses. No TVs or electronics that weigh more than 50 lbs.

Select appliances accepted: microwaves, water coolers, sump pumps, garbage disposals, dehumidifiers. $15/each. 

NO other appliances accepted.


Recommended disposal options

Give away or sell

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


Due to COVID-19, hours of operations at these recyclers can change without notice. Please contact them for the latest guidelines and information. 

Electronics are accepted for recycling by some manufacturers and retailers, including Best Buy, Recycle Technologies, Tech Dump, 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:

Items that weigh less than 50 pounds—audio and video equipment, cameras, cell phones, DVD players, computers, game systems, mobile devices, printers, telephones, TVs (weighing under 50 pounds), radio and music players, rechargeable products.


$10 fee for each television (CRT, LCD, projector and plasma screen TVs), laptop and computer monitor (CRT and LCD). Credit card only (Visa, Discover, Mastercard)—for safety, we're temporarily not accepting cash or checks.

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 and TVs weighing more than 50 pounds.

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

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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