Recycling & Waste

Water Coolers

Legal Considerations

It is illegal to place water coolers and other major appliances in the trash. Water coolers that actually chill water must be processed to remove hazardous materials before being recycled.


If you are purchasing a new water cooler, ask the retailer if they will recycle your old one when they deliver the new one. Or check with the water cooler manufacturer to see if they have recycling options.

Contact your trash hauler for curbside pick up options.

You can also bring your water cooler to one of the recycle companies listed below. Call to verify items accepted, hours and fees.

Recycle Companies

A Plus Appliance
760 Payne Ave
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55130
Advanced Disposal
309 Como Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55103
Keith Krupenny & Son Transfer Station
565 Barge Channel Rd
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55107
Plaza TV and Appliance
1918 Beam Ave
Maplewood, Minnesota, 55109
The Retrofit Companies
2960 Yorkton Blvd.
Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117
Twin City Refuse & Recycling
318 W Water St
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55107