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Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

Electronics, including televisions, computers and DVD players, may contain toxic materials such as cadmium, lead and mercury.
These toxic materials, if not properly handled, persist in the environment and pose a significant threat to humans, plants and wildlife.

Hennepin County accepts all types of consumer electronics free of charge (up to 5 of the same type of device per year) at the county drop-off facilities in Bloomington and Brooklyn Park. Visit www.hennepin.us/dropoffs for more information.

The drop off locations also accept electronic media. Materials accepted include computer disks, DVDs, CDs, Blu-ray discs, video cassettes, audio cassettes, game cartridges, Secure Digital (SD) memory cards, flash drives, plastic cases and jewel cases, ink jet and laser toner cartridges and vinyl records.

For additional disposal options, visit RethinkRecycling.com.

How do I protect my security when I recycle my electronics?

You are responsible for destroying data that you consider private or confidential. Hennepin County does not guarantee the security of data stored on the electronic devices it collects. It's up to you to destroy data that you consider private or confidential.

To protect your security when recycling electronics:

  • Prior to deleting information, backup or transfer any data you may need.
  • Remove and destroy media, such as diskettes, CDs, or PC cards.
  • Be aware that reformatting your disk drive or deleting files does not completely erase the data. For this reason, Hennepin County advises a more secure method of removal, such as using a disk-wiping software program.

For more information about electronics recycling, visit www.hennepin.us/electronics.

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Contacts

  • Solid Waste Coordinator

    952-548-6351

Year round E-waste disposal sites

Hennepin County accepts all types of consumer electronics free of charge (up to 5 of the same type of device per year) at the county drop-off facilities in Bloomington and Brooklyn Park.

Locations

Hennepin County Recycling Center & Transfer Station
8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park

South Hennepin Recycling & Problem Waste Drop-Off Center
1400 W 96th St, Bloomington

Hours

Tuesday–Friday, 10 am–6 pm
(Wednesdays until 8 pm)
Saturday 8 am–5 pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

More Free Electronic Device Disposal Sites Near Hopkins

Check with these locations for specific items accepted.

  • Best Buy, Eden Prairie
  • Best Buy, Minnetonka