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

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 for dates, times, and pricing for acceptable items. Detailed information can also be found on the Fall Recycling Day flyer.

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 on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the East Bethel Ice Arena. Detailed information can be found on the Fall Recycling Day flyer.

Spring Clean-Up Day
(Coon Lake Community Center)

Items Collected:
  • Batteries
  • Non-Recyclables

Spring Clean-Up Day at Coon Lake Community Center is on Saturday, May 6, 2017. For more information contact city hall or check out the Coon Lake Spring Clean-Up Day Flyer.


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.