Irons: clothes

Recommended disposal options

Give away or donate

If the iron works, give it away, sell it or donate it to Arc’s Value Village.


If the iron is broken, take it to a repair shop or a Fix-It Clinic.

Other disposal options

Put in garbage

Clothes irons may be put in the garbage.

Recycling mangling irons

Mangling irons with all non-metal parts remove may be accepted at a scrap metal recycler. The non-metal pieces may be put in the garbage.

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Clothing irons manufactured before 1990, with automatic shut offs, that may contain mercury. Mangling irons are accepted for scrap metal recycling.


No charge

Materials preparation

Remove all non-metal parts from mangling irons. Non-metal parts may be put in the garbage.

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

Clothes irons


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