Recycling & Waste

Cell Phone/Tablet

Definition

Examples include Blackberry, Apple and Android devices and e-readers.

Disposal

Cell phones and tablets do not belong in the trash because they contain printed circuit boards and rechargeable batteries.

Bring cell phones and tablets to the household hazardous waste collection sites for free.

Recycle

Consider these recycling options:

  • Ramsey County is partnering with Repowered (formerly Tech Dump) to offer free electronics recycling to Ramsey County residents at Repowered's Saint Paul location. Learn more. 
  • City clean up events (City clean-up events generally provide electronic waste disposal at a reduced cost.)
  • Washington County's Environmental Center (Ramsey County residents can use this center for free.)
  • Bring cell phones/tablets to a recycling company below. Call to verify items accepted, hours and fees.

Recycle Companies

Best Buy
1643 County Road B2 W
Roseville, Minnesota, 55113
Recycle Technologies (formerly Green Lights Recycling)
10040 Davenport Street NE
Blaine, Minnesota, 55449
Repowered (formerly Tech Dump)
860 Vandalia Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55114
Staples
2100 North Snelling Drive, Unit 42
Roseville, Minnesota
The Retrofit Companies
2960 Yorkton Boulevard
Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117
Veteran Shredding
1800 East Cliff Road, Suite 9
Burnsville, Minnesota, 55337