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Drop off services is for large loads only.
Wed. 12 PM – 7 PM Thur. 12 PM – 6 PM Fri. 10 AM – 4 PM Sat. 8 AM – 12 PM
Wed. 12 PM – 7 PM Thur. 11 AM – 5 PM Sat. 8 AM – 12 PM
Businesses: please call (952) 361-1800 prior to visiting the Environmental Center.
Does not accept:
► Business hazardous waste ► Construction & demolition debris
► Furniture ► Mattresses & box springs ► Trash/garbage ► Wood (other than tree debris)
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Must have valid ID. Drop-off hours: Wed. 9am-8pm Thurs. noon-8pm Fri. 9am-5pm Sat. 8am-5pm Sun-Tues closed
Business hazardous waste hours: must schedule appt through VSQG program Electronics, bulbs, batteries drop-off hours: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9am-2pm Recyclables drop-off hour: Wed. 9am-8pm, Thurs. noon-8pm
Monday & Thursday: 9AM-7PMTuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9AM-3PMSaturday: 9AM-1PM
Call for closed days.
Please contact regarding drop-off and pick-up options.
For more information, email [email protected]
Call first to confirm items accepted, disposal fees, hours of operation and delivery instructions.
May accept bulky non-recyclable items. Call first for items accepted, disposal fees, hours of operation and delivery instructions.
JR's Advanced Recyclers defines "Residential" as 1-5 items and "Commercial" as 5+ items. Refer to the following information as appropriate:
1-5 Items | Recycle Scrap Metal (Non-paid) 8980 Jefferson Trail Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Mon-Fri: 8am - 4:30pm Sat: 10am - 3pm
5+ Items | Buy Scrap Metal
10619 Briggs Drive Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Mon-Fri: 8am - 4:15pm Sat: 8am - 12pm
Facility also accepts capacitors and transformers, light fixtures and scrap wire.
Services the counties of: Ramsey, Washington
Fee: Fees apply for residents and businesses.
Data destruction: Yes, additional fee.
Collection Methods: Drop-off
Maxxum is a NAID® AAA Certified full-service, IT partner working with businesses to acquire, deploy, dispose of or recycle IT and office assets.
Also accepts: TV's, VCR's, DVD players, stereos, small appliances, vacuums, and game consoles.
Computers, monitors and other electronic equipment should not be thrown in the garbage. Their components often contain toxic materials such as lead, PCBs, mercury and cadmium. Businesses must manage waste electronics in accordance with state and federal law. Fortunately, there are many local recycling and donation options.
Businesses can recycle spent fluorescent lamps and old electronics for a fee at The Recycling Zone. The Recycling Zone accepts bulbs from businesses on the second Tuesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. If you are planning to deliver 1,000 lamps or more, call first. Find more information on disposal costs, payment information and preparation requirements on Dakota County’s website and search "business hazardous waste" or call The Recycling Zone at 651-905-4520.
Some electronics manufacturers offer take-back programs for products at the end of their useful life. Drop-off or mail-back options may be available, usually for a fee, and some manufacturer programs will take any brand. See these web sites for details:
For equipment in good functioning condition, consider making a donation to a non-profit organization such as the Minnesota Computers for Schools Program or participating in the Minnesota Materials Exchange Program. Be aware that many non-profit organizations have tight specifications for accepting electronic equipment donations. Describe the items you want to donate and verify what the receiving party will do with the equipment. Before recycling or donating computers, be sure to remove all stored confidential data properly and securely. For more information on managing computer and electronic waste, see How to Manage Electronic Equipment, or contact your county environmental office or the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) at 651-296-6300. The Recycling and Disposal Sites section lists companies and organizations that accept (usually for a fee) a variety of electronic equipment for recycling, resale and reuse. Not all accept the same materials, and some businesses have limited hours. Call first.
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