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 to dispose of one load for free. Call the organizing district council listed below to participate.

2019 Events Summary     2019 Drop off Event Mailer     Accepted Items and Fees


Dates and Locations

March 31, 2020 Update: At this time, Citywide Drop-off Events scheduled for June are still planned to be held. Please check this webpage regularly for any updates or changes.

2020 locations and dates:

  • June 6, 2020 - MN State Fair Grounds (NW corner of fair grounds; enter off Larpenteur Ave. west of Snelling Ave.)
  • June 20, 2020 - Washington Technology Magnet High School, 1495 Rice Street (enter on Nebraska)
  • September 12, 2020 - Harding High School, 1540 E. 6th St.  (enter off of 3rd St.)
  • September 26, 2020  - Shepard Rd. (between Davern St. and Alton St.)
Map of Citywide Drop off Events. For more information call 651-266-6199

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 charged for those only. If you have a mixed load, you will be charged for both.

Cash or check only, please! We do not accept cards. Below are the prices from 2019, these are subject to change.

List of items accepted and related fees. For more information call 651-266-6199

Image with Text: Items not accepted: Yardwaste, Leaves, Grass, Sod, Dirt, Railroad Ties, Treated Wood

Updated: March 31, 2020