Acceptable Recyclables

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.


Items that have a fee must be paid at time of drop off. Coon Rapids Recycling Center accepts cash, credit card (we are unable to accept American Express) or check payment. Fees are listed with each category.

Acceptable Recyclable Materials

The Recycling Center collects the following recyclable items listed below only.  Any trash brought to the site by mistake must be taken with you for proper disposal.

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. L
  11. M
  12. N
  13. O
  14. P
  15. R
  16. S
  17. T
  18. V
  19. W


Antifreeze accepted, do not mix with other fluids.


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*

Athletic shoes

Athletic shoes only. No other shoes accepted in this specific program. Other shoes should go into the clothing bins outside the gate at the Recycling Center. All shoes should be ties together as a pair.

Items Not Accepted for Recycling

Remodeling Waste including:

  • Drywall
  • Patio doors and screens
  • Railroad Ties
  • Fiberglass
  • 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 that are NOT white, or have printing on them
  • 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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