Recycling Drop-off Days

Fridley residents will have six opportunities for free and reduced recycling of bulky items--electronics, appliances, mattresses and more- in 2020. Free paper shredding is offered at every event.


Current pricing includes one appliance and one mattress for free, plus $15 off any remaining fees at each event with proof of residency (driver's license or mail with Fridley address)!


Drop-off days

  • January 11, 8 am-12 pm
  • March 14, 8 am-12 pm
  • May 9, 8 am-12 pm 
  • July 11, 8 am-12 pm (COVID-19 update: scheduled to occur as normal)
  • September 12, 8 am-12 pm
  • November 14, 8 am-12 pm

Green Lights map

Drop-off Location

Green Lights Recycling, 1525 99th Lane NE, in Blaine

Directions:  Take Highway 65 north to 99th Lane and turn right. Enter site on left, after the curve.

Items Accepted for Free

Item Limit per Event? 
Handheld-held Electronics (cell phones, tablets, cables, servers, keyboards, mice) No 
Secure Paper Shredding Yes, 4 boxes 
Fluorescent Lights* Yes, 10
Small Engines / Scrap Metal (lawn mower, generator, metal fencing, BBQ grills, posts, gutters) No 
Bicycles (May, July, Sept, November events only. Bicycles are reused or recycled by Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles) No 
Batteries   No

*Fluorescent light bulbs must be disposed of at a recycling facility like Green Lights Recycling because they contain hazardous materials. LED light bulbs may be recycled at a dropoff facility or disposed of in the trash. Incandescent and halogen light bulbs should be disposed of in the trash.

Items Accepted for a Fee

Item Fee Item Fee
Appliances (Refrigerators*, ovens, microwaves, vacuums, washing machines/driers, water heaters/softeners**, humidifiers/ dehumidifiers etc.)  1 free/ extra $10 A.C Units  


Small Electronics (DVD/VCR players, consoles, computer towers, blenders, toaster ovens, toasters, landline phones, etc.) $5 Fluorescent  Light Fixtures $20
Scanner or Fax $10 Mattress or Boxspring****** 1 free/ extra $15
TV/ Monitor
Up to 17"
18" to 31"
32" and greater
Console TV
Rear Projection
+Broken Screen

Exercise Equipment

Commercial Copier $95 Electric Piano/Organ  $150
Ink Jet
Laser Jet


Fire/Grilling Accessories***
Fire Extinguisher
Smoke Detector****
Propane Tank- 1 lb (must be empty)
Propane Tank- 20 lb (must be empty)


Carpet****** $5/roll

If an item isn't listed above, we are not able to accept it at this event; this includes recliners, sleeper sofas, couches, furniture (wooden, plastic, or mixed material) glass, porcelain bath, toilets, and sinks, or vinyl siding. To find disposal options, please search the Anoka County Recycling Directory. 

Green Lights Recycling is open during regular business hours; however, pricing will be different than at drop-off events. Call Green Lights Recycling directly at 763-785-3594 to learn more or visit the Anoka County Recycling Directory for other disposal options.

*If you are looking to get ride of a working refrigerator, check out Xcel Energy's rebate program, where they will pay you $30 and pick up the fridge from your home:

**Water softeners must be emptied. Non-emptied water softener cost an additional $15

***All other residential hazardous waste should be disposed of at the Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility

****The manufacturer of the smoke detector should accept the smoke detector for no cost; we recommend calling the manufacturer for more direction

***** We are not able to accept sleeper sofas, couches,  or other furniture at this time. 

******Carpet Recycling Specifications

  • Carpet not to exceed 5-6 feet in width of rolls.
  • Rolls must be tied with string, twine, or duct tape. Loose material or scraps will not be accepted.
  • Carpet and pad must be dry, wet carpet or wet pad will not be accepted.
  • Separated urethane foam or fiber padding will be accepted.
  • Material must be rolled by single material type. No mixing of old/new carpet or pad.
  • No Rubber backed carpet or rubber pad
  • No Commercial carpet
  • No Area Rugs
  • No carpet tile or other rigid flooring will be accepted
  • No wet glue, debris, refuse, rocks or caked mud
  • No co-mingled (pad & carpet rolled together)
  • No Wool Carpet
  • No Carpet scraps, tack strips, nails, staples or knife blades will be allowed
  • No WET carpet