Electronics cannot go in the garbage according to Minnesota State Law. Any item that has a circuit board or a cathode ray tube (CRT) is consided to be an electronic. This includes:
- Computers (central processing units, monitors, laptops)
- Computer accessories such as keyboards, speakers, printers and other peripherals
- VCRs, DVD players and Blu-Ray players
- Gaming consoles
- Fax Machines
- Cell phones, mp3 players and other handheld devices
Some small appliances, such as coffee makers, are consided electronics if they have digital display screen.
Option 1: Bring your unwanted electronics to The Recycling Zone, a local electronics recycler or a retail store with an electronics recycling program.
The Recycling Zone
3365 Dodd Rd
Eagan, MN 55121
www.dakotacounty.us (search Recycling Zone)
Wed: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thurs: noon - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fee: Free of charge
Local Electronics Recyclers
Contact electronics recyclers directly for hours of operation and fees.
8980 S Hwy 149
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
14305 Ewing Ave
Burnsville, MN 55306
Materials Processing Corporation
2300 Pilot Knob Rd
Mendota Heights, MN
Plaza TV and Appliance, Inc.
846 S Robert St
West Saint Paul, MN 55118
Retail Stores with Electronics Recycling Programs
Contact stores directly for hours and program details.
Multiple locations [find a store]
Recycle handheld devices such as mp3 players and cell phones at recycling station at front of store.
Devices such as GPS, tablet PCs and gaming consoles can be traded in for a Target gift card through target.nextworth.com
Contact store directly for details.
Option 2: If you do not have a way to transport an electronic item to a recycling facility, call your garbage hauler or one of the local electronics recyclers above to schedule a pick-up for a one-time fee. The Recycling Zone does not arrange pick ups of electronic items.