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—S

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
Scrap Metal Sod
Sharps (Needles) Sporting Goods
Shingles Stoves
Shoes Styrofoam "Peanuts"
Smoke Detectors Styrofoam-Rigid

Scrap Metal

See Metals

Sharps (Needles)

With or without syring/plunger--See also Medical Waste Pharmaceuticals
Check with your healthcare provider if they have a collection program

GRP Medical Services
P.O. Box 94, 218 10th Ave N, Clear Lake, IA, 50428
800-207-0976
www.sharpsdisposal.com

LB Medwaste Services
8550 Development Court, Wausau, WI, 54401
888-526-3392
www.lbmedwaste.com/services_sharps_
disposal.html

Medical Disposal Systems, Inc.
1475 Stagecoach Rd, Shakopee
952-445-7440
www.mds-mn.com

Sharps, Inc.
9220 Kirby Dr., Suite 500, Houston, TX, 77054
800-772-5657
www.sharpsinc.com

Stericycle, Inc.
742 Vandalia St., St. Paul
651-644-1480
www.stericycle.com

Shingles

See Construction Debris

Shoes

Courage Center (Pick-up service only)
952-881-1100
www.couragepickup.org

Fred's Shoe Repair
7 10th Ave N, Hopkins
952-938-2622

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

Twin Cities Free Market
www.twincitiesfreemarket.org

USAgain Drop-off Bins
1609 Mainstreet & 2011 Mainstreet, Hopkins
651-639-0012
www.usagain.com

Smoke Detectors

Place in garbage

Sod

Maple Grove Yard Waste Site (Open to non-residents, fees apply)
14796 101st Ave N, Maple Grove
763-420-4886
www.mgyardwaste.com

RRT-The Mulch Store
1030 Cliff Rd E, Burnsville
952-736-1915 &
4275 Creekview Cir, Minnetrista
952-446-1056 &
14800 Johnson Memorial Hwy, Shakopee
952-445-2139
www.mulchstoremn.com

Sporting Goods

See Exercise Equipment

Stoves

See Appliances

Styrofoam "Peanuts"

UPS Store
5832 Lincoln Dr, Edina
952-939-9980 &
5021 Vernon Ave, Edina
952-920-1024 &
5115 Excelsior Blvd, St. Louis Park
952-927-8137 &
13033 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka
952-544-1384
www.theupsstore.com

Styrofoam-Rigid

Coon Rapids Recycling Center
1831 111th Ave NW, Coon Rapids
763-767-6485
www.ci.coon-rapids.mn.us/recycling/
recyclecenter.htm

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 2 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.