Recycling & Waste

Electronics

Definition

Computers, phones and other electronics in a pile

Legal Considerations

It is illegal to place electronics that have a circuit board or cathode ray tube (CRT) in the trash.

Recycle

Protect your security when recycling electronics:

  • Erase media, such as diskettes, CDs or PC cards.
  • Use a disk-wiping software program rather than reformatting your disks or deleting files.

​Learn more about destroying data:

Consider these electronics 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 electronics 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
J & J Recycling
607 Barge Channel Rd
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55107
Keith Krupenny & Son Disposal Service
565 Barge Channel Rd
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55107
PCs for People
1481 Marshall Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55104
Recycle Technologies (formerly Green Lights Recycling)
10040 Davenport Street NE
Blaine, Minnesota, 55449
Repowered (formerly Tech Dump)
860 Vandalia Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55114
The Retrofit Companies
2960 Yorkton Boulevard
Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117
Twin City Refuse & Recycling
318 W Water St
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55107
Walters Recycling and Refuse
10191 Xylite Street
Blaine, Minnesota, 55449
Waste Management (formerly Advanced Disposal)
309 Como Ave.
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55103