Recyclopedia

This alphabetical list helps you determine the best way to dispose of everyday things. Click an item for instructions on how and where to dispose, recycle, or drop off your items.

Recyclopedia List—P

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Paint Phone Books
Paint Thinners/Solvents Photographs
Paper, Shredded Plastic, bags & other film plastics
Pesticides Propane Cylinders
Pharmaceuticals  

Paint

Hennepin Co Drop-off
8100 Jefferson Hwy, Brooklyn Park &
1400 W 96th St, Bloomington
612-348-3777
www.hennepin.us/dropoffs

Paint Thinners/Solvents

Hennepin Co Drop-off
8100 Jefferson Hwy, Brooklyn Park &
1400 W 96th St, Bloomington
612-348-3777
www.hennepin.us/dropoffs

Paper, Shredded

Put in a paper bag & staple shut, set in your curbside recylcing collection

Office Depot (All Stores)
Provides secure shredding services
11609 Leona Rd., Eden Prairie
952-944-6862 &
1005 Plymouth Rd, Minnetonka
952-525-1919
www.officedepot.com

OfficeMax (All Stores)
Provides secure shredding services
5600 Cedar Lake Dr., St. Louis Park
952-417-0755
www.officemax.com

Pesticides

Hennepin Co Drop-off
8100 Jefferson Hwy, Brooklyn Park &
1400 W 96th St, Bloomington
612-348-3777
www.hennepin.us/dropoffs

Pharmaceuticals

Household medicines including: prescription medicines, controlled substances, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, supplements, pet medicines. No needles, sharps or syringes.

Hennepin County District Court (same buidling as Ridgedale Library)
12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka
612-348-3777
www.hennepin.us/medicine

Hennepin County Library, Southdale
7009 York Ave S., Edina
612-348-3777
www.hennepin.us/medicine

Phone Books

Put in your curbside recycling collection

Photographs

Place in garbage

Plastic, bags & other film plastics

Cub Foods (All Stores)
Grocery type bags ONLY
3620 Texas Ave S, St. Louis Park
952-938-5959

Goodwill/Easter Seals
13820 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka &
1025 Hill St, Hopkins
952-935-2760
www.goodwilleastseals.org

It's In the Bag Minnesota - See website for more drop-off locations
5125 Vernon Ave S., Edina
www.itsinthebagmn.org

Rainbow Foods (All Stores) Grocery type bags ONLY
970 Prairie Center Dr., Eden Prairie
952-934-6941

Target (All Stores) Grocery type bags ONLY
8900 Hwy 7, Hopkins
952-935-6941
www.target.com

Propane Cylinders

Bauer's Custom Hitches
13118 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka
952-979-9129

Hennepin Co Drop-off

8100 Jefferson Hwy, Brooklyn Park &
1400 W 96th St, Bloomington
612-348-3777
www.hennepin.us/dropoffs

Hennepin County Drop-Off Facility (1lb Max)
16825 County Rd. 24, Plymouth
763-575-7575

McCoy's Gas Station
1102 2nd St NE, Hopkins
952-938-4111

Toll Gas/Welding Supply
3005 Niagara Ln, Plymouth
763-551-5332
www.tollgas.com

Contacts

  • Solid Waste Coordinator

    952-548-6351

What about the other stuff?

Many items that aren't recycled curbside can be recycled elsewhere. Try the following for more information:

Recycle Your Textiles

Hopkins has 5 convenient USAgain drop box locations on Mainstreet.  USAgain accepts clothes, shoes and household textiles.  Household textiles include tablecloths, towels, bedding, blankets, bedspreads, etc.  Deposit your items in tied plastic bags.  You can also recycle clean, dry rags and worn and torn clothes in these drop boxes as well.  Please bag these items separately from reusable items.  Click here to learn more.

Hennepin County A to Z Guide

An alphabetical index of common items and how to dispose of them locally.Twin Cities Free Market logo

Free Market

The Twin Cities Free Market is a great way to get or give free reusable goods for the home, garage, and garden. Check out the Twin Cities Free Market website for more details.