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The ballasts inside fluorescent bulb fixtures can also be a hazardous waste. We accept the fluorescent bulbs, the ballasts as well as the fixture for scrap metal.
However, we would prefer the ballast (which is a small black box inside the fluorescent light fixture) was removed from the fixture before arriving at the HHW. This saves us valuable staff time having to remove the ballasts from each of the light fixtures.
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Televisions are $10 each, regardless of size for residents of Scott, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, LeSueur, Ramsey Sibley and Washington counties.
The Scott County HHW accepts household appliances for a fee of $10 each from residents of Scott, Carver, Dakota, LeSeuer, and Sibley Counties. However, additional fees apply for commercial appliances, as well as ammonia (gas) appliances.
The Scott County HHW accepts treadmills for a $25 fee.
* Cash, Check or Credit Card is accepted
Most types of tires are accepted at the Scott County HHW. For large quantities of tires, please call 952-496-8787
MMCD (Metropolitan Mosquito Control) does pick up large quantities of tires off rim free of charge (some restrictions apply)- They can be reached at 651-645-9149
If you are unsure if you have a De-humidifier or humidifier, please bring it to the Scott County HHW so we can give direction on how to properly dispose of it.
The Scott County HHW currently accepts flattened cardboard at no cost. However, there are several options throughout the county to get rid of large quantities of cardboard at little to no cost. Some disposal options for cardboard are listed below:
Buckingham Companies - Prior Lake - 5980 Credit River Rd. - (952) 226-6444
24 Hour Drop-off Sites:401 Rice St. S - Jordan (Mini-Met baseball field)
27252 Helena Blvd - New Prague (Lakers NPS)
Gasoline should be brought to the HHW facility only in approved containers. We have the ability to empty the containers for you, and give you the containers back. Please note, this could take up to 5-10 minutes depending on quantity of gasoline and how busy the facility is at the time of drop-off.
Coffee makers and Keurigs are not currently recyclable and can be placed in your household garbage.
The Scott County HHW does accept plastic bags for recycling. You can also recycle your plastic bags at one of the following locations:
Scott County HHW does not accept mattresses.
There are several locations that accept mattresses and box springs in and around Scott County (Fees may apply).
Dem-Con Landfill- Shakopee (http://dem-con.com)
Buckingham Companies - Prior Lake (www.buckinghamcompanies.com)
Certified Recycling - Burnsville (www.certifiedrecycling.org)
Bridging - Bloomington (www.Bridging.org)
The Scott County HHW does not accept furniture. You can dispose of furniture at one of these locations for a fee.
Metal storm doors are generally lined with wood, and therefore cannot be accepted as scrap metal. The wood, combined with the glass on most doors makes them a solid waste item, and not a candidate for metal recycling
Buckingham Companies - 5980 Credit River Road, Prior Lake - 952-226-6444
Dem-Con Companies - 3601 West 130th Street, Shakopee - 952-445-5755
Treated wood is not accepted at the Scott County HHW but can be disposed at one of the following locations:
Buckingham Companies - 5980 Credit River Rd, Prior Lake - (952) 226-6444
Burnsville Landfill - 2650 Cliff Road, Burnsville - (952) 894-4807
Dem- Con Landfill - 13020 Dem-Con Drive, Shakopee - (952) 445-5755
Elk River Landfill - 22460 Hwy 169, Elk River - (763) 44-2464
Pine Bend Landfill- 2495 117th St. E, Inver Grove Heights (651) 457-2778
The Scott County HHW accepts media in the form of DVD's, CD's, video games, and floppy disks.
VCR tapes, and regular cassette tapes are not currently recyclable and can be placed in your household garbage.
Scott County HHW does not accept household garbage or co-mingled recycling. This can be picked up at the curb at your residence. If you have large amounts of recycling, it can be brought to one of the following locations:
Styrofoam or Polystyrene is not currently recyclable in Minnesota. This may change in the future but as of now it is considered a garbage item and can be placed in your household garbage.
The Scott County HHW accepts metal yard furniture as scrap metal.
*Plastic yard furniture would be considered a garbage item and is not accepted at the Scott County HHW.