Recycling Drop-off Days

Fridley residents will have six opportunities for free and reduced recycling of bulky items--electronics, appliances, mattresses and more- in 2021. Receive $30 off your total with Fridley ID (Driver's License, Mail, or Utility Bill). Free paper shredding is offered at every event.


Drop-off days

  • January 9, 8 am-12 pm
  • March 13, 8 am-12 pm
  • May 8, 8 am-12 pm 
  • July 10, 8 am-12 pm 
  • September 11, 8 am-12 pm
  • November 13, 8 am-12 pm

Green Lights map

Drop-off Location

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 
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 
Bicycles (May, July, Sept, November events only. Bicycles are reused or recycled by Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles) No 
Batteries   No

*Tablets or laptops with hard drives are $7

**Fluorescent light bulbs must be disposed of at a recycling facility like Green Lights Recycling because they contain hazardous materials. LED light bulbs may be recycled at a dropoff facility or disposed of in the trash. Incandescent and halogen light bulbs should be disposed of in the trash.

***Must be drained of all fluids with all non-metal parts removed

Items Accepted for a Fee- $30 Off Total For Fridley Residents

Item Fee Item Fee
Refrigerators/freezers*, ovens, vacuums, and washing machines/driers
Humidifier and microwaves



Water Heaters/Softeners 
Empty of water/salt
Not empty of water/salt

A.C. Units
Window units
Ground units

TV/ Monitor
Up to 17"
18" to 31"
32" and greater
Console TV
Rear projection
+Broken screen

Laser jet
Fax machine

Small Electronics
(DVD/VCR players, consoles, computer towers, blenders, toaster ovens, landline phones, etc.)
Exercise Equipment

Light Fixture
Fire/Grilling Accessories**
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector***
Propane tank- 1 lb (must be empty)
Propane tank- 20 lb (must be empty)
Propane BBQ grill (no tank)
Propane BBQ grill (tank)



If an item isn't listed above, Green Lights Recycling may take it as part of their garbage disposal program, please call them directly at 763-785-0456 for pricing or to find other disposal options, please search the Anoka County Recycling Directory. Discounts can only be applied to items listed above.

Green Lights Recycling is open during regular business hours; however, pricing will be different than at drop-off events. Call Green Lights Recycling directly at 763-785-0456 to learn more or visit the Anoka County Recycling Directorfor other disposal options.

*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:

**All other residential hazardous waste should be disposed of at the Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

***The manufacturer of the smoke detector should accept the smoke detector for no cost; we recommend calling the manufacturer for more direction