Some manufacturers and retailers will take back your old electronics for recycling. Some such as Hewlett Packard even offer cash back.
Recycling for selected electronics (fees may apply):
- Best Buy | Roseville | 1643 County Rd. B2 | 651-746-0538
- Best Buy | Maplewood | 1795 County Rd. D | 763-704-1901
- PCs for People | 1481 Marshall Ave. St. Paul | 651-354-2552
- Retrofit Companies | Little Canada | 2960 Yorkton Blvd. | 651-766-9900
- Tech Dump I 860 Vandalia St, St Paul, MN 55114 I 651-556-4460
Other Recycling Options
For a fee, you can drop off your old electronics for recycling. Check with each company for their rates and services.
- Resource Recovery Technologies | 195 Minnehaha Ave. Saint Paul | 651-228-1324
- Twin City Refuse & Recycling Transfer Station | 318 Water St., Saint Paul | 651-227-1549
Cell Phone Specific Recycling
Como Zoo is a permanent collection location for unwanted cell phones. All cell phones collected are sent to Eco-Cell for recycling and Como Zoo will receive funds for each phone donated. The funds raised will go to conservation projects that help preserve one of the most critically endangered species on earth, the Orangutan. Drop off your unwanted cell phone in the collection boxes located in the Visitor Center and Primate Building.
Community Drop-off Events
Drop off electronics for a nominal fee at Citywide Drop-off Events. Drop-offs are scheduled June through September each year.