Citywide Drop-Off Events

The city partners with local district councils to organize annual community drop-off events for residents to properly dispose of large refuse items, recyclable materials not collected in the curbside program and share usable goods with others. 

Volunteers are always needed! Volunteers receive snacks, complimentary lunch, and a voucher for free disposal of one load of stuff. Call the organizing district council listed below to participate.

 2017 Events Summary     2018 Drop off Event Mailer     Accepted Items and Fees






2019 Dates and Locations


Date Time Location District Council Organizer
Saturday, June 8 8:00 am - 1:00 pm*

MN State Fairgrounds (NE corner of the fairgrounds - enter from Larpenteur Ave.)

District 10 Como Community Council

Saturday, June 22 8:00 am - 1:00 pm* Washington Technology Magnet High School - 1495 Rice St (enter from Nebraska Ave)

North End Neighborhood Organization

Saturday, September 14 8:00 am - 1:00 pm* TBA

District 1 Community Council

Saturday, September 28 8:00 am - 1:00 pm* Shepard Road - between Davern and Alton St. (enter from the east)

Highland District Council

Accepted Items

General refuse, household construction and demolition, scrap metal and concrete will be charged by the size of your load. If you only have bulky items or items that require special handling (listed below) you will be charge for those only. If you have a mixed load, you will be charged for both.

Be sure to check out the reuse area before leaving!