Hennepin County Drop-Off Facilities Temporarily Closed
Effective March 17, Hennepin County is closing Drop-off Facilities for household hazardous waste and recycling through at least April 6, 2020. Residents are encouraged to safely store their household hazardous waste until they are able to accept items again by following these guidelines:
Store products properly:
- Store out of the reach of children.
- Store in a dry place and do not let products freeze.
- Store away from heat or food sources.
- Store in original container and make sure the original label is intact.
- Do not mix products together.
- Batteries should be placed separately in a clear plastic bag or place clear tape on both the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals of batteries to prevent fires.
For more information, residents can contact the county by phone at 612-348-3777, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.hennepin.us/drop-offs
Electronics such as televisions, computers and DVD players may contain toxic materials such as cadmium, lead and mercury. It is illegal to put electronics in the trash.
Hennepin County Electronics Recycling
The Hennepin County Drop-off Facilities accept most electronics, some items have a charge. There is a limit of five of each type of item, per household, per 12 month period.
Electronics Accepted for a $10 Fee
- Televisions (CRT, LCD, projection and plasma screens)
- Computer Monitors (CRT and LCD)
Electronics Accepted for Free
- Audio and Video Equipment
- Computer and Television Peripherals
- Telephones and Cell Phones
Protect your data security when recycling electronics. Residents are responsible for destroying data that is considered private or confidential. Hennepin County does not guarantee the security of data left on electronic devices it collects.
For more information visit www.hennepin.us/green-disposal-guide/items/electronics.