Drop-Off Day

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Get rid of unwanted items during the annual Drop-Off Day – set for 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the Plymouth Maintenance Facility, 14900 23rd Ave. N.

The event is for Plymouth residents only. 

View a PDF of the Drop-Off Day traffic flow map

How it Works
Drop-Off Day features two entrances – one for disposal items and one for recycling and reuse items. View the traffic flow map (PDF). Vehicles that go through the disposal line will also enter the recycle/reuse area upon exit. 

  • Disposal items: $20 per vehicle, per trip
  • Recycle and reuse items: Free

Vehicles should enter on 23rd Avenue from Fernbrook Lane only. The gates will close to all vehicles not in line by 12:30 p.m. No left turns or U-turns. For safety reasons, please remain in your vehicle while at the site.

The Yard Waste Site and Recycling Drop-Off Site are closed during this annual event and open at 1 p.m. that day.

Acceptable Items

 Recycle & Reuse Line: Free   Disposal Line: $20
 Bicycles and bicycle parts  Tires
 Textiles and home goods (clothing, toys, etc.)*
 Items can be in poor/unusable condition
 Scrap metal
 Paper to shred  Mattresses and box springs 
 Light bulbs and household batteries  Vehicle batteries

 Remodeling material and construction debris

   Carpet and carpet padding
   Bulky items

*New: Simple Recycling (Free)
Textiles and home goods will be accepted by Simple Recycling, a company that helps reduce landfill waste. All materials donated are graded and sorted based on quality and condition. Top quality materials are resold to local thrift outlets, while “unusable” items are processed for raw materials. Items with mold contamination will not be accepted.

Acceptable items include:

  • Clothing, coats and jackets
  • Shoes and boots
  • Jewelry, purses and hats
  • Toys
  • Pictures and mirrors
  • Blankets, pillows and sleeping bags
  • Drapes and curtains
  • Backpacks
  • Small furniture
  • Tools
  • Silverware, dishes and glasses
  • Pots and pans

Payment Information
All drivers in the disposal line will be charged $20 per vehicle, per trip. No semi-trailers, semi-trucks or moving vans. Credit cards, cash and checks will be accepted. Make checks payable to City of Plymouth. Please have payment and photo identification (proof of residency) ready. Residential waste only, no business waste.

The Drop-Off Day workers include volunteers, city staff and employees of participating businesses. The event is financially supported by a recycling grant from Hennepin County, the City of Plymouth Solid Waste Fund and payments from attendees. Businesses supporting the event include Better Futures Minnesota, Dick’s Sanitation, First State Tires, Recovery Bike Shop, Second Chance Recycling/Momentum, Shred-N-Go, Simple Recycling, and Tech Dump/Jobs Foundation. 

Year-Round Disposal Options
Check the Plymouth Recyclopedia (PDF) or Hennepin County's Green Disposal Guide for more local disposal and reuse options, or visit rethinkrecycling.com

More Information
For more information, email recycling@plymouthmn.gov or call 763-509-5906. After business hours, call 763-509-5513 for the recycling hotline.

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