Electronics Recycling

Special Care for Electronics

Electronic products containing a cathode ray tube (such as TVs and computer monitors) may not be placed in the garbage.


They can contain 2 to 8 pounds of lead and other hazardous materials that can affect your health and the environment if incinerated or landfilled.

What to Do?

Households may drop off their electronics for a fee to a certified electronics recycler (except The Recycling Zone – Please Note: The Recycling Zone now charges $10 for each TV, but there is no fee for other household electronics). Call first for days and hours, electronic items accepted and fees charged. Business electronics recycling is regulated; for recycling information call Dakota County at (952) 891-7548.

For more information visit the website of the Dakota County Environmental Resources Department. Other electronic recyclers can be found in the Dakota County Green Guide.

Recyclable Electronics

  • Calculators
  • Camcorders
  • Cell phones
  • Computer equipment
  • Digital cameras
  • Fax equipment
  • Laptops
  • Mp3 players
  • Photocopiers
  • Radios
  • Scanners
  • Smart phones
  • Stereos
  • Telephones
  • TVs
  • VCRs
  • Video gaming systems