Recycling Events

The City of East Bethel hosts multiple recycling events throughout the year: East Bethel held its first Fix-It Clinic on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the East Bethel Senior/Community Center. It was really interesting to see how so many items could be taken apart and fixed! We had eight fixers who were very good at fixing everyday household items like sewing machines, coffee maker, crockpot, cassette deck, and more. Thirteen people brought 23 items to be fixed. Fifteen items were fixed. We saved 89.28 pounds from going to the landfill.

There will be Fix-It Clinics held throughout Anoka County during 2019. For dates, times, and locations, visit Anoka County Recycling and Resource Solutions. This event is for residents who need their own items fixed. It is not intended for businesses.

Drop-Off Saturdays

A Drop-Off Saturday event is offered on the last Saturday of every month, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon) at our Recycling Center. Please note: No garbage or household hazardous waste will be accepted. Some items are accepted free of charge; there is a small fee for other items.

Some items have limited quantities that can be dropped off.

This event is for RESIDENTIAL USE ONLY.

Please see our most recent Drop-Off Saturday flyer for more detailed information.

Items collected:

  • Electronics -
    • CD/DVD/VCR player, computer, cordless tool, fax, printer, scanner, vacuum cleaner, etc.
  • Fluorescent bulbs - limit of 10 free
  • Tires - $5
  • TVs - small TVs and Monitors under 28" - limit of 3 free
    • large TVs are 28"+ and/or consoles $20/lg
  • Plus the materials collected every day at our Recycling Center:
    • aluminum cans, antifreeze, appliances, automotive batteries, glass, paper products, scrap metal, tin cans, and used oil/oil filters

Recycling Days

Twice per year, in the spring and again in the fall, the city also holds Recycling Days. These are larger events, and a wider variety of materials are accepted for recycling. Watch for an advertisement in the city newsletter or call city hall. Please see our Spring Recycle Day flyer for more detailed information.

Spring & Fall Recycling Days
(East Bethel Ice Arena) All materials accepted at the Recycling Center, except food/beverage cans, same guidelines, plus: 

  • Appliances - fee
  • Batteries - rechargeable/automotive
  • Bicycles, used
  • Cell phones
  • Computer - laptop or tower - Free
  • Electronics - small/medium/large - fee
  • Eyeglasses
  • Fishing rods and reels, used or new
  • Fluorescent bulbs - fee
  • Food shelf donations
  • Furniture - small furniture, couch, hide-a-bed - fee
  • Hearing aids
  • Lawn equipment - fee
  • Mattress - fee
  • Printer cartridges
  • Scrap metal - remove all non-metal materials
  • Tires - fee
  • TVs - fee

Spring Recycling Day will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.mat the East Bethel Ice Arena. Please see our Spring Recycle Day flyer for more detailed information.

Drop-off Location

Drop-off these items at East Bethel City Hall during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.:

  • Batteries, rechargeable (no automotive)
  • Cell phones
  • Computer printer cartridges - inkjet and laser
  • Eyeglasses
  • Fishing rods and reels, used or new
  • Hearing aids
  • Weight slips
  • Worn and torn flags (to be retired)

For additional information on recycling in East Bethel, please call city hall at 763-367-7840.

Anoka County has created a great resource for residents to find where you can dispose of items that we don't collect at our Recycling Center. The Anoka County Recycling Directory will let you search for the item you want to recycle or where it needs to go. Also, there's an app for that! In Anoka County there's a free app for iPhone and Android users that puts a master list of everything that can be recycled - and where it needs to go - right in the palm of your hand. The app is a database specifically for Anoka County residents. You can download the free app in the Apple Store and on Google Play.