- Waste & Recycling
- Recycling Drop-off Days
Recycling Drop-off Days
2023 Drop-off days
- March 11, 8 am-12 pm
- May 13, 8 am-12 pm
- July 8, 8 am-12 pm
- September 9, 8 am-12 pm
- November 11, 8 am-12 pm
*Prices subject to change, check back for the most up to date pricing.
Cash or check only
Recycle Technologies, Inc. (formerly known as Green Lights Recycling), 1525 99th Lane NE, in Blaine
Directions: Take Highway 65 north to 99th Lane and turn right. Enter site on left, after the curve.
Items Accepted for Free
|Item||Limit per Event?|
|Handheld-held Electronics (cell phones, laptops*, cables, cords, servers, tablets*)||No|
|Small Electronics (DVD/VCR players, consoles, computer towers, blenders, toaster ovens, landline phones, etc.)||No|
|Electronic Media (VHS tapes, cassette tapes, CDs, floppy disks [removal of items from plastic casings is requested but not required])||No|
|Secure Paper Shredding||Yes, 4 boxes|
|Fluorescent Lights**||Yes, 10|
|Small Engines / Scrap Metal*** (lawn mower, snow plow, generator, metal fencing, charcoal grill, posts, gutters)||No|
Items Accepted for a Fee* Discount: Take $50 Off Your Total On Items Below *
|Refrigerators/freezers*****, ovens, vacuums,
washing machines/driers, dishwashers
|Humidifier and microwaves||$15|
|Empty of water/salt||$15|
|Not empty of water/salt||$25|
|Up to 17"||$20|
|18" to 31"||$30|
|Residential inkjet, fax machine, scanner||$10|
|All-In-One, Residential Laser Jet||$35|
|Smoke/Carbon Monoxide detector******||$25|
|Propane tank- 1 lb (must be empty)||$6|
|Propane tank- 20 lb (must be empty)||$20|
|Propane BBQ grill (no tank)||$15|
|Propane BBQ grill (tank)||$35|
Recycle Technologies, Inc. is open during regular business hours; however, pricing will be different than at drop-off events. Call Recycle Technologies, Inc directly at 763-785-0456 to learn more or visit the Anoka County Recycling Directory for other disposal options.
*Tablets or laptops with hard drives are $7
**Fluorescent light bulbs must be disposed of at a specialized facility like Recycle Technologies, Inc. because they contain hazardous materials. LED light bulbs may be recycled at a drop-off facility or disposed of in the trash. Incandescent and halogen light bulbs should be disposed of in the trash. No light bulbs are accepted in curbside recycling.
***Must be drained of all fluids with all non-metal parts removed
****Reusable batteries must be disposed of at a specialized facility like Recycle Technologies, Inc. due to the potential for ignition in garbage trucks. Single use batteries may be recycled at a drop-off facility or disposed of in the trash. No batteries are accepted in curbside recycling.
*****If you are looking to get ride of a working refrigerator, check out Xcel Energy's rebate program, where they will pay you $30 and pick up the fridge from your home: xcelenergy.com/fridge
******The manufacturer of the smoke detector should accept the smoke detector for no cost; we recommend calling the manufacturer for more direction
All other residential hazardous waste should be disposed of at the Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.