Electronics Landfill Ban

Effective July 1, 2006, electronic products containing a cathode ray tube, such as TVs and computer monitors, may not be placed in the garbage. TVs and computer monitors contain 2 to 8 pounds of lead and, if disposed of improperly, can harm the environment.

The solution is to recycle your electronics. Dakota County lists several options for recycling electronics, including:
  • Take-Back Programs: Some manufacturers and retailers will take back your old electronics for recycling.
  • Garbage Haulers: Some haulers pick up electronics for recycling.
  • Recycling Companies: You can drop off your old electronics for recycling.
  • Government Recycling Programs: Your city, county, or neighborhood may pick up electronics or offer drop-off sites.

Dakota County Links

  • The Dakota County Recycling Zone accepts most household electronics. Starting August 1, 2016, residents must pay a $10 fee to recycle any size television or computer monitor. All other electronic items are free to recycle.
  • The Dakota County Green Guide lists other local businesses that accept electronics.