Hennepin County Drop-Off Facilities
Hennepin County has two year-round drop-off facilities where residents can get rid of recycling, electronics, appliances and household hazardous wastes.
Organics recycling is accepted Tuesdays-Saturdays at the Bloomington and Brooklyn Park locations of the Hennepin County Drop-Off Facilities. No charge, up to five bags.
Guidelines for organics recycling at the Hennepin County Drop-off Facilities:
Organics must be generated in Hennepin County and be separated from trash and recyclables. Must also be in a closed BPI-certified compostable plastic bag. Look for the BPI logo and go to www.bpiworld.org for more info.
Acceptable materials include:
All food – fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, bones, dairy products, eggs, egg shells, pasta, beans, rice, bread, cereal, nuts and shells
- Non-recyclable and food-soiled paper not coated with plastic – pizza boxes from delivery, napkins, paper towels, paper egg cartons, facial tissue
- Certified compostable products – compostable paper and plastic cups, plates, bowls, utensils and containers. Look for the BPI or Cedar Grove logos or the term “compostable” on certified products.
- Other compostable items – coffee grounds and filters, hair and nail clippings, cotton balls and swabs with paper stems, houseplants and flowers, tea bags, wooden items such as chopsticks, popsicle sticks and toothpicks.
Nearby Donation Centers
Bethesda Thrift Shop, 4749 County Rd 101, Minnetonka
Goodwill, 13820 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka
Arc's Value Village Thrift Store, 2751 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope
Bridging, 201 W 87th St, Bloomington