Recycling & Waste


Legal Considerations

It is illegal to place ballasts that contain PCBs in the trash.


The ballast label may indicate whether or not it contains PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). If the label does not indicate this, assume the ballast contains PCBs.

Bring ballasts that contain PCBs to the household hazardous waste collection sites for free.

Ballasts without PCBs may be placed in the trash.


Ballasts that don't contain PCBs are accepted at the recycling companies listed below. Call to verify items accepted, hours and fees.

Recycle Companies

J.R.'s Advanced Recyclers
10619 Briggs Drive
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, 55077
Repowered (formerly Tech Dump)
860 Vandalia Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55114
The Retrofit Companies
2960 Yorkton Boulevard
Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117