Scrap metal

Recommended disposal options


Scrap metal can be brought to a scrap metal recycler for possible redemption.

Other disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Scrap metal


No charge. No redemption.

Drop-off limit

We accept metal automobile parts but we do not accept whole automobile bodies or metal boat hulls. See Automobiles or Boats for alternate disposal options.

Materials preparation

Scrap metal must be in pieces sized 4 feet or less.

All non-metal parts must be removed first. All fluids, including fuel and other liquids, need to be removed 24 hours prior to drop off.

Non-metal parts may be put in the garbage.

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

Metal gas containers. They should be emptied and put in the garbage.