Acceptable Recyclables

Location

The Recycling Center is located at 1831 111th Avenue NW, 1 block east of Hanson Boulevard.

Large Items

When bringing in large items other than appliances or electronics, please bring your own help. Staff is not allowed to lift/load large items.

Fees

All fees for items must be paid at time of drop off. Coon Rapids Recycling Center accepts cash, credit card or check payment.

Acceptable Recyclable Materials

The Recycling Center collects the following recyclable items listed below only. You can also print this list in our brochure. Any trash brought to the site by mistake must be taken with you for proper disposal.

*NOW ACCEPTED* Fluorescent Bulbs

Fluorescent bulbs are accepted for free from Anoka County residents only. Incandescent bulbs can be thrown in the trash. Bulbs will not be accepted from businesses and other organizations due to contractual agreements. Businesses and other organizations can bring bulbs to Green Lights Recycling located at 10040 Davenport Street NE, Blaine, 763-785-0456.

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. E
  5. F
  6. G
  7. H
  8. M
  9. N
  10. O
  11. S
  12. T
  13. V

Antifreeze

Antifreeze accepted, do not mix with other fluids.

Appliances- Beginning January 7

Bring appliances to the Coon Rapids Recycling Center during regular business hours. We no longer host special weekend events.
*More details about dates and items accepted here*


Paper (Mixed)

Envelopes
Magazines
Mixed mail
Office paper
Phone books
School papers
Softcover books
Shred paper- for paper already shredded, place in a brown grocery bag, fold over and place in the mixed paper container.

Plastic

All items must have a recycling symbol and number. If the item is not marked we are unable to take it. Any item larger than a 5-gallon bucket will not be accepted.

Acceptable Types

  • #1: All plastic
  • #2: All plastic
  • #5: All plastic

Plastic Bags

If the bags stretch they are accepted. Bags that do not stretch or rip/tear are not accepted. Tarp material is not accepted.

  • Bread bags
  • Cereal bags
  • Dry cleaning
  • Frozen food bags - test these bags by stretching them. Majority are NOT recycable.
  • Newspaper bags
  • Plastic grocery
  • Plastic stretch/shrinkwrap
  • Plastic wrap from paper products
  • Plastic zipper bags with rigid closing mechanism and food residue removed
  • Produce bags
  • Retail bags (string or hard plastic ties removed)
  • Softener salt bags with plastic handles removed
  • No foil-lined plastic bags
  • No chip bags

All material must be clean and dry. NO BLACK BAGS.

Propane Tanks

Propane tanks larger than 1# and up to 40# accepted free of charge. Tanks must be empty.

1# tanks not accepted. (Anoka County Hazardous Waste will accept these)

Items Not Accepted for Recycling

Remodeling Waste including:

  • Drywall
  • Patio doors and screens
  • Railroad Ties
  • Fiberglass
  • Toilets
  • Windows and window glass
  • Wood
  • Large plastic items

Other items including:

  • Furniture of any type
  • Treated wood including doors, furniture, decks and others
  • Child Car Seats
  • Styrofoam with tape, cardboard and other items attached
  • Styrofoam eggs cartons, take out boxes, meat trays or cups
  • Large plastic items, lawn furniture
  • Plastic #3, #4, #6, #7 have been discontinued at this time

Where May I take Construction/Demolition Waste for Recycling?

SKB Environmental in Blaine will take construction/demolition waste for recycling. Visit the company's website for more information.

For More Information

Please check with the Recycling Center first before bringing other items not listed. For disposal options, call your trash hauler or Elk River Landfill 763-441-2464, or Walters transfer station 763-780-8464.

Have a specific item and don't know how to dispose of it properly? Not sure if it's recyclable? Send us your questions!

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