Your go-to guide for waste & recycling in the Twin Cities.
Damaged electrical cords are a major source of house fires. Make sure you check your extension cords, power strips and other cords on a regular basis to ensure their safety.
Unused or broken electrical cords and cables, like extension cords, phone chargers and power strips, can clutter up your house. Check out these environmentally friendly ways to clear them out.
Electrical cords and cables can be recycled at drop-off locations. They can’t be placed in your curbside recycling. The cords you drop off are dismantled and the metal inside the cord is recycled
For electrical cords in good working condition, consider donating or selling them.
Must have valid ID. Drop-off hours: Wed. 9am-8pm Thurs. noon-8pm Fri. 9am-5pm Sat. 8am-5pm Sun-Tues closed
April - NovemberTuesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sunday - Monday: Closed
December - MarchFriday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sunday - Thursday: Closed
Closed: Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Independence Day.
Seasonal collection sites
April – Maplewood
May – Arden Hills
June – Roseville
July – Arden Hills
August – Saint Paul
September – State Fairgrounds
October - Maplewood
For more information, visit Ramsey County's website, or call 651-633-EASY (3279), answered 24/7.
Accepts bulbs for recycling for free.
Accepts household hazardous waste for free.
HHW Reuse Room for residents to take and use products that are still good.
Techdump.org is a division of job foundation, a 501C3 non profit providing stable jobs for economically disadvantaged adults to obtain marketable job skills and a pathway to self sufficiency. Techdump.org funds jobs through the collection and recycling of electronics (gentle used, obsolete, or damaged electronic components).
No residency requirements. For more info call 763-432-3117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. No appointment needed for dropping off materials. Open 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
Accepts nearly everything electronic for recycling, including tube TVs and monitors (for a fee based on size), peripherals, DVD players, home and car audio, cell phones, MP3 players, and cables; anything with a cable, cord, or battery that isn't an appliance (no A/Cs, no ovens, etc).