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Where to bring your unwanted items in the NW Metro

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Many people are decluttering right now – but wonder what to do with their unwanted items! Here is a list of places that you can bring or donate your unwanted items in and around the Twin Cities NW Metro!

If you are decluttering or downsizing to get ready for a move, I give free consultations to help you make a plan and get started, and I work with amazing vendors that can also help if needed – feel free to reach out.

Check out our article on 11 Steps to Decluttering

Hazardous Items and Recycling:

Maximum Recycling is located at 21025 S Diamond Lake Rd in Rogers and accepts scrap metal, electronics, copper, aluminum, aluminum cans, brass, stainless steel, insulated wire, Christmas lights, sheet iron, prepared steel, appliances, batteries, PCs, circuit boards, floppy drives, and more. Their number is 763-425-7800

The Hennepin County Recycling Center is located in Brooklyn Park at 8100 Jefferson Highway. You can bring household hazardous waste, paint, oil, batteries, electronics and more. Check their website for full list.

Sherburne County Hazardous Waste drop off and pick up information can be found here.

The Wright County Compost and Recycling facility is located in Buffalo.

Confidential paper and hard drives can be disposed of at Shred-it in Brooklyn Park. They will take small and large amounts of paper at their facility, or you can arrange to have it picked up.

The Maple Grove Yardwaste Site is privately owned and is free to residents of Maple Grove, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Dayton, Champlin, New Hope, Crystal, and Rogers (with permit). Residents of other communities can use this site for a fee.

Randy’s Sanitation has a fee based drop off location in Delano for bulky items, batteries, cardboard, electronics and more. The St. Michael public drop site is no longer open.

Device Pitstop in Maple Grove will recycle phones, computers and small electronics.

Most cities have a “Clean Up Day” click here for more info.

Sherwin Williams and some big box hardware store paint department stores will take unsued paint.

Donations of Clothing and Household Items in the NW Metro:

Local “Buy Nothing Groups” on Facebook is a great way to gift unwanted items to other local residents. You should only join the group in your city. These links will take you to Facebook
Buy Nothing Rogers
Buy Nothing St Michael/Albertville/Hanover
Buy Nothing Otsego/Elk River
Buy Nothing Maple Grove North/Osseo
Buy Nothing Maple Grove South
Buy Nothing Big Lake/ Becker

St Vincent de Paul Store – St Michael

Cross Services in Rogers takes donations of food, clothing, new toys, new school supplies and hygiene items.

Goodwill has locations in Elk River, Maple Grove, Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Plymouth

The Salvation Army has locations in Rogers and Elk River

Junk Pick Up

Jeremy Ertz is the Owner of Junk-it and Dump-it and will pick up your items and dispose of them. His number is (763) 234-4350

For small demo projects or garage/basement clean out, Waste Management will pick up a Bagster for about $200. You can purchase a Bagster at your local Hardware store for around $30. Check the Waste Management website for specific pricing.

Myra Jensen

Myra Jensen

I'm Myra Jensen, lifestyle blogger and Realtor at BRIX Real Estate. I live and work in the Twin Cities NW Metro and love everything this beautiful area has to offer. If you live in the NW Metro or are thinking about moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date with NW Metro, Events, Restaurants, Outdoors, Real Estate and more!


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