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Electronic Recycling

Out with the old …

TVs, computers, other electronics accepted at
The Recycling Zone

Whether you recently received a brand new flat-screen TV as a holiday gift or are planning to spend your income tax return on the latest laptop to hit the market, you’re likely left with outdated or unwanted electronics that you’d like to clear out to make space for what’s new.

The Recycling Zone in Dakota County accepts those household electronics. Starting August 1, 2016, Dakota County will charge a $10 fee to collect and recycle all types of televisions and computer monitors.  The recycling zone is located at 3365 Dodd Road, Eagan, during the following open hours:

  • 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Wednesday
  • Noon–8 p.m. Thursday
  • 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday
  • 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday

For more information about accepted items, visit and search Recycling Zone.


Electronics cannot go in the garbage according to Minnesota State Law. Any item that has a circuit board or a cathode ray tube (CRT) is considered to be an electronic. This includes:

  • Televisions
  • Computers (central processing units, monitors, laptops)
  • Computer accessories such as keyboards, speakers, printers and other peripherals
  • VCRs, DVD players and Blu-Ray players
  • Gaming consoles
  • Fax Machines
  • Cell phones, mp3 players and other handheld devices
  • Some small appliances, such as coffee makers, are considered electronics if they have digital display screen.

Recycling Electronics
Option 1: Bring your unwanted electronics to The Recycling Zone, a local electronics recycler or a retail store with an electronics recycling program. 

The Recycling Zone
3365 Dodd Rd
Eagan, MN 55121

Option 2: If you do not have a way to transport an electronic item to a recycling facility, call your garbage hauler or one of the local electronics recyclers above to schedule a pick-up for a one-time fee. The Recycling Zone does not arrange a pick-up of electronic items.