Electronics, Hazardous Waste & Other Items

Disposing of E-Waste and Other Items

The dust is finally starting to settle around the issue of E-waste after the Minnesota Legislature banned cathode ray tubes from the waste stream. Pennington County has now signed a collection and recycling agreement with CRT Inc., allowing a more reasonable recycling cost for TV and computer monitors.

Effective immediately, any size television, microwave or computer monitor will require one orange sticker and can be disposed with normal garbage pick-up. Many other electrical appliances also require recycling. Appliances like refrigerators, air conditioning units, dehumidifiers, and freezers have Freon in their compressors which must be removed before it can be recycled. The City Sanitation department will pickup appliances with Freon, and recover the Freon, for City residents only with their normal garbage pickup.  An orange sticker must be attached to each appliance. 

Les's Sanitation: Household hazardous waste such as paint or paint products, solvents, cleaners, pesticides, petroleum-based products, fluorescent bulbs & ballasts, car batteries or other items which have a warning label on them, are accepted at Les's Sanitation located at 1345 Hwy 32 South from 8:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday, except for major holidays.

CLICK HERE for Les's Sanitation website & fees.