Drop-Off Day

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Residents disposing of furniture, bulky items and more during Drop-Off Day

 2018 Drop-Off Day traffic flow map
2018 Traffic Flow Map (PDF)

Drop-Off Day is still set for Saturday, April 21. It will not be canceled or postponed due to the recent weather events.

Get rid of unwanted items during the annual Drop-Off Day. This event is for Plymouth residents only.

Drop-Off Day – April 21, 2018
The 2018 Drop-Off Day in Plymouth is set for 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Plymouth Maintenance Facility, 14900 23rd Ave. N.

How Drop-Off Day Works 

Drop-Off Day participants are routed into one of two lines – one for disposal items and one for recycling and reusable items.

No semi-trailers, semi-trucks or moving vans.

Entering the Site
Vehicles must enter on 23rd Avenue from Fernbrook Lane only. No left turns or U-turns. The gates will close to all vehicles not in line by 12:30 p.m.

Vehicles containing only recycle and reuse items will be routed into the free line, bypassing the disposal line, whereas all other vehicles will traverse the disposal line ($20) and continue into the recycle and reuse line (free). View the 2018 Traffic Flow Map (PDF).

For safety reasons, residents are asked to remain in their vehicles while at the site.

  • Recycle and Reuse Line: Free to drop off these items.
  • Disposal Line: Charged per vehicle/trailer, per trip. The 2018 fee is $20 per vehicle.
 Recycle & Reuse Items (typically accepted)
 This line is free
 Disposal Items (typically accepted)
 This line has a per-vehicle fee of $20
 Bicycles and bicycle parts  Tires
 Textiles and home goods*
 See list below. Items can be in poor/unusable condition.
 Scrap metal
 Paper to shred (shredding will be on site)
 No 3-ring notebooks or large binder clips.
 Furniture including mattresses, box springs and couches
 Light bulbs and household batteries  Lead acid (vehicle) batteries

 Remodeling material and construction debris

   Carpet and carpet padding

Vehicle packing diagram for Drop-Off Day*Textiles and Home Goods
Textiles and home goods will be accepted at Drop-Off Day by Simple Recycling, a company that helps reduce landfill waste.

All materials collected 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. These items are not tax-deductible.

Accepted items include:

  • Clothing, coats and jackets
  • Shoes and boots
  • Jewelry
  • Purses
  • Hats
  • Toys
  • Pictures and mirrors
  • Blankets, pillows and sleeping bags
  • Drapes and curtains
  • Backpacks
  • Tools
  • Silverware
  • Dishes and glasses
  • Pots and pans

Items Not Accepted
Please do not bring commercial appliances, paint, liquids or hazardous waste, yard waste, beer kegs, railroad ties and scrap, or propane tanks.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What form of identification is acceptable?
    A photo ID (such as a driver's license) or a utility bill with your Plymouth address.
  • Drop-Off Day in PlymouthCan I use a trailer?
    There are sharp 90 degree turns along the route. Trailers must be able to navigate easily, as if driving through the turns of a parking ramp. View the 2018 Traffic Flow Map (PDF) to determine if your trailer will be able to make the turns.  Trailers that are too large and not able to navigate may be turned away. If you have concerns about the size of your trailer, please call 763-509-5906.
  • In what order should I load items into my vehicle?
    Vehicles should be packed in reverse order of how they will be unloaded. First, pack all items applicable to the free line, such as shredding, home goods, bicycles, etc. Next, pack tires and lead acid/vehicle batteries. Lastly, pack appliances, electronics and mattresses – these will be unloaded first.

Additional Drop-Off Day Information
Residential waste only, no business waste.

The Yard Waste Site and Recycling Drop-Off Center are closed the day of this annual event.

The workers at the Drop-Off Day event include student and adult volunteers, city staff, and employees of participating businesses. The event is financially supported by a Hennepin County recycling grant, the City of Plymouth Solid Waste Fund, and payments from attendees.

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

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

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