HHW Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Examples of accepted household appliances
- DE-humidifiers (Regular Humidifiers are considered a garbage item and are not accepted at the HHW)
- Water Softeners
- Water Heaters
- Stove/ Stove Tops
- Air Conditioning units
Commercial Appliances- $2/cubic foot (Length x Width x Height)
- Restaurant Appliances
- Branded refrigerators (Pepsi, etc.)
- Ammonia Air Conditioner - $800
- Ammonia (Specialty, RV/Gas < 4 ft.) - $150
- Ammonia (Specialty, RV/Gas > 4 ft.) - $300
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
Tire Disposal Pricing
Small Trailer Tires
Lawn and Garden Tires
On or Off Rim (no split rims) $5.00 Commercial
19.5, 20.5, 22.5 Rim Tires
Small Ag Tires
On or Off Rim (no split rims) $15.00 Tractor Tires
Rear Tractor Tires
Front Wheel Assist
Off Rim $50
- Lawn Mowers
We accept all sizes of lawn mowers, including riding lawn mowers free of charge if fluids have been drained.
They need to be drained of gasoline and oil at time of drop-off or we will charge a $5-$10 assistance fee to drain them (depending on size).
- Humidifiers/ De-Humidifiers
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.
- De-humidifiers are an appliance that needs to be recycled. This is accepted at the Scott County HHW for $10 each.
- Humidifiers are not currently recyclable and can be placed with your household garbage.
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:
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.
- Fluorescent Light Ballasts/Fixtures
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.
- Coffee Makers/Keurigs
Coffee makers and Keurigs are not currently recyclable and can be placed in your household garbage.
- Plastic Bags
The Scott County HHW does accept plastic bags for recycling. You can also recycle your plastic bags at one of the following locations:
- Mattresses- Not Accepted
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)
- Furniture- Not Accepted
The Scott County HHW does not accept furniture. You can dispose of furniture at one of these locations for a fee.
- Storm Doors- Not Accepted
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
- Wood Disposal- Not Accepted
Treated wood is not accepted at the Scott County HHW but can be disposed at one of the following locations:
Elk River Landfill - 22460 Hwy 169, Elk River - (763) 44-2464
- DVD/CD's-Accepted/ VCR tapes- Not Accepted
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.
- Household Garbage and Recycling- Not Accepted
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 (Polystyrene)- NOT Accepted
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.
- Yard Furniture- Only Metal accepted
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.