Whether you are moving in or out, you are likely to run into some items that you want to get rid of, but can’t throw in the trash. Many common household items contain hazardous materials that are not safe to put in landfills, and others are just too big for the waste company to take away with your weekly pick up. If you have a pile of stuff that can’t go in the trash, fear not, Minnesota offers two easy ways to get rid of your stuff:
Click for a list of recyclable hazardous waste items put out by Hennepin County.
If your items are non-functioning, Minnesota has several hazardous waste disposal centers where you can drop off your stuff. Many items are free to recycle, but some require you to pay a small fee. Check out these locations and hours.
If you have an old, working refrigerator or freezer, Xcel Energy will pick up it your from your home free of charge. In addition, they will give you a $50 rebate.
If your items are still in working condition, donate them. You can bring small kitchen appliances and electronics to the Goodwill, or simply go online and tell the Vietnam Veterans of America to pick the stuff up at your home. Both options are free and you will receive a tax deductible receipt.
Explore these different options because all of them will help the environment and some can even help fill your wallet!