Clean Out Responsibly

Finding yourself re-evaluating your stuff while spending more time at home? You are not alone! Here’s what you can do with unwanted items in the current situation:

  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW): Products that contain the words “Caution”, “Warning”, “Danger” or “Poison” do not belong in the trash. See our webpage for details on the Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
  • Donations: Bring usable clothing, furniture and household goods to reuse outlets.  Find one near you in the Recycling and Disposal Directory.  
  • Bulky Items - Recyclable: Scrap metal, mattresses, appliances and electronics can be recycled but must be taken to special drop-off locations. Some recycling centers are closed or operating at reduced hours so please call before you leave home. Search for these items in the Recycling and Disposal Directory to find options near you.
  • Bulky Items - Trash: Check with your hauler about options for disposing of large items that can’t be donated, recycled or don’t fit in your trash cart. Or you can self-haul it to a public transfer station. Search ’Garbage’ in the Recycling and Disposal Directory for options.
  • Yard Waste: Anoka County’s yard waste sites are operating as scheduled.There is no charge for yard waste and open to Anoka County residents, see our webpage for details.  Do not put yard waste in your trash – it’s illegal. While dropping off materials at the sites, please practice appropriate social distancing with staff and other site users.
  • Cleaning Products: Be sure to use cleaning products safely. Do not mix products unless you know it’s safe. See our webpage for details.