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Recommended disposal options

Sell or give away

If your safe is in working condition, sell it or give it away.


If your safe is broken, repair it at a locksmith.

Other disposal options


If your safe is metal, it may be accepted by a scrap metal recycler for redemption.

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Metal safes only


No charge. No redemption.

Materials preparation

All non-metal parts must be removed first.

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

NO insulated safes.

Put in garbage

Safes may be put in the garbage. Check with your waste hauler or see landfills and transfer stations for drop-off options.


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

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