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Recycling Events
The City of East Bethel hosts multiple recycling events throughout the year:

NEW for 2018: FREE Fix-It Clinics!

What is a Fix-It Clinic? It is an event where you can bring your broken small household appliances, electronics, clothing, and more - to be fixed, rather than throw them away. We will have volunteer fixers who will help you disassemble, troubleshoot, and repair your items FREE of charge. Items must be small enough to carry and not over forty pounds. No items with liquids. Please bring replacement parts for your item if you can. First come, first served. Why fix it? To bring your broken items back to life!

Our Fix-It Clinic brings many benefits to you including saving you money, meeting new people, preserving old items that may be of value to you, and reducing waste in our community. 

Come to our East Bethel Fix-It Clinic on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the East Bethel Senior/Community Center from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Last items will be accepted no later than 12:30 p.m. This event is for residents who need their own items fixed. It is not intended for businesses.

Do you like to fix things? For further information about being a volunteer fixer at our event, please contact Karen White by email or at 763-367-7840. 

Fix-It Clinics will also be held at several other locations in Anoka County throughout the year. For locations and further details see the Fix-It Clinic flyer or call East Bethel City Hall at 763-367-7840.

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.  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    
  • Tires - $5
  • TVs - small
    • 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 Fall 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    

Fall Recycling Day will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the East Bethel Ice Arena. Please see our Fall 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 (not automotive)   
  • Cell phones
  • Computer 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.