Minnesota law requires that all major appliances be either reused or recycled -- it's illegal to put them with your garbage.
Major appliances include:
- Air conditioners
- Clothes washers and dryers
- Garbage disposals
- Heat pumps
- Microwave ovens
- Trash compactors
- Water heaters
- If your appliance is still in working condition, consider posting it online on a site such as craigslist.org to connect with someone who could use it.
- Contact a local charity to ask about donating your used, functioning appliances. For a list, refer to the yellow pages under "charities".
Recycling & Disposal Information
When disposing of refrigerators and freezers, be sure to disable all doors to keep children or animals from getting trapped inside. This can be done by removing the door or inside seal, or by bending the hinges so the door no longer closes.
- Many haulers provide curbside pick-up for appliances. Contact your garbage hauler for information.
- There are appliance recycling options at these county drop-off facilities (fees apply):
- There are many waste facilities and recycling companies in the metro area that accept appliances for recycling. Several offer pick-up services for appliances. Contact the facility or company for more details.
See the Disposal & Drop-off Sites page for information about appliance recycling options in your area.