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.

Mattresses and box springs

Special attention

Hennepin County does not accept this item

During limited operations, Hennepin County is not accepting mattresses or box springs at its Brooklyn Park Drop-Off Facility (items that require two people to carry and not allow for physical distancing).

Recommended disposal options

Donate or sell

Mattresses in good condition can be sold or given away.

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

Mattresses in good condition can also be donated to Bridging.

Other disposal options


Ask the store where you bought a new mattress or box spring if they will take the old mattresses for recycling.

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

Pick Up Service: There is a pick up option for mattresses in some areas of the county. For more information, visit Second Chance Recycling.

Minneapolis residents: You may place your mattress next to your garbage cart on recycling week only. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste." The mattress will be picked up on the next business day after recycling day. For more information, go to the City of Minneapolis website.

Put in garbage

Check with your city or waste hauler to see if they offer pick-up service or bring to a landfill or transfer station.


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

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Got bed bugs?

If you have a mattress or box spring infested with bed bugs, check with your waste hauler for proper disposal.

For more information about managing bed bug issues, contact the University of Minnesota Department of Entomology or the Minnesota Department of Health.