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Clean out responsibly

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Spring has sprung! If you’re eager to freshen up your home and yard after the long winter, here’s what to do with items you no longer want:

  • Bulky items:  Check with your trash hauler about options for disposing of large items that can't be donated and don't fit in your trash cart. Or you can self-haul them to a disposal or recycling company. For options, refer to our online Recycling & Disposal Guide. You can also call our 24/7 hotline at 651-633-EASY (3279).
  • Donations: Bring clothing and household goods to a local donation center. Call the donation center or check its website to verify which items are accepted.
  • Electronics and batteries: Do not put electronics or batteries in the trash or recycling cart. Refer to our online Recycling & Disposal Guide or call our 24/7 hotline at 651-633-EASY (3279) for a list of drop-off options.
  • Household hazardous waste: Products labeled with the words “Caution”, “Warning”, “Danger” or “Poison” do not belong in the trash unless the container is empty. Bring them to one of our free household hazardous waste collection sites. If you have questions, call our 24/7 hotline at 651-633-EASY (3279).
  • Yard waste: Bring leaves, grass clippings and garden waste to one of our free yard waste collection sites. Select sites also accept branches and shrubs. Do not put yard waste in your trash – it’s illegal.
Posted on Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 6:22 p.m.