Collection Events

Twice a year, St. Anthony provides residents with collection events for small and large electronics. In May the City holds Spring Clean Up Day, and in October the City holds an electronics recycling event in the parking lot of City Hall.

At these events, the local nonprofit Tech Dump sorts your items, properly destroys all data, and recycles 100% of collected materials. Tech Dump, a division of the Jobs Foundation, provides job training and practical experience for adults facing barriers to employment that prepares them to be more valuable employees with an expanding future.

Items Collected for Free

Items collected for free include:
  • Cellphones / Smartphones
  • Cords / Chargers / Cables / Christmas lights
  • Desktops / Netbooks / Laptops / Chromebooks
  • Hard drives / Motherboards
  • Ink and toner
  • iPads / Tablets
  • Mouse / Keyboards
  • MP3 players / iPods / iTouch
  • Printers / Scanners / Fax machines
  • Small household electronics (Blenders, coffee makers, vacuum cleaners, fans, lamps, etc.)
  • Speakers / Receivers / Boomboxes / VCR, DVD and Blu-ray players
  • Unbroken flat panel monitors

Items Collected for a Fee

The following items incur a nominal free due to commodity prices:
  • Bare tube, broken CRT, or damaged Plasma / LCD / LED ($15 additional environmental charge)
  • Console / DLP / Rear Projection TVs ($75)
  • CRT / Tube TVs and Monitors 20 inches and smaller ($15)
  • CRT / Tube TVs and Monitors 21 to 25 ($25)
  • CRT / Tube TVs and Monitors greater than 26 inches ($50)
  • Flat Panel TVs: Plasma / LCD / LED ($20)
  • Microwaves ($15)

Items Not Accepted

Tech Dump does not accept appliances (refrigerators, washers, dehumidifiers, etc.), but a separate vendor is at Spring Clean Up Day to collect them.

Year-Round Electronics Recycling

Minnesota's Electronics Legislation prohibits electronics to be disposed of in the trash. Please seek out proper recycling for these devices through the original device retailer or one of the following options:
  • Best Buy Roseville - Collects a wide variety of items, limit of 3 per day per person.
    Address: 1643 County Road B
    Phone: 651-746-0538
  • Tech Dump - Offers pick-up and drop-off
    Address: 698 Prior Avenue North, Saint Paul
    Phone: 612-254-9596
  • Retail Electronics Recyclers around the Metro: View Map
  • Complete List of Metro Electronics Drop-off Sites: View Map and Information