Collection Events

  1. Annual Clean-Up Day
  2. Paper Shred Events
  3. Compost Your Pumpkin

Annual Clean-Up Day - Sat., September 25 (8AM - 12PM)

Residents of the City of Inver Grove Heights, West St. Paul and Sunfish Lake are invited to the IGH Annual Clean-Up Day to dispose of unwanted items in one stop. The event will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Public Works Parking Lot (8168 Barbara Avenue). 

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

  • If you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and refrain from attending the event
  • Must remain in your vehicle at all times; follow signs and stop fully at drop-off stations
  • Please keep the number of people in your vehicle to a minimum
  • Wearing a face mask is required at all times during the event
  • Place all items in trunk or very back of your vehicle
  • Have money ready for payment; extend arm fully to pay (Cash or check only. Please bring small bills. No credit cards accepted)
  • Be prepared to show your ID for proof of residency
  • Please be patient as it will take longer for staff, vendors, and volunteers to safely unload vehicles
  • Follow all standardized guidelines developed by the CDC
  • Full COVID-19 Safety Plan available at here 

Non-Accepted Items

Please note: Yard waste. brush, household hazard waste (including paint and chemicals) and construction & demolition debris (concrete, insulation, asphalt, lumber, shingles, etc.) are not accepted at our 2021 Clean-Up Day event. See the year-round resources below for disposal options.

Accepted Items and Prices

See the table below for accepted items and prices. Only cash and checks are accepted. Please bring small bills. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, is required.

Download a Printable List of Accepted Items and Prices Here

Accepted Items

Prices (Cash and Checks Only)


  • $5 per small appliance (power tool, blender, toaster, coffee maker, iron, etc.)
  • $10 per large appliance (microwave, washer/dryer, dehumidifier, refrigerator, air conditioner, etc.)
  • $15 per vacuum


  • $1 per pound of alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, etc.) or lithium ion. 
  • $2 per any other battery (car, power tool, laptop, etc.) 


  • FREE 

Carpet and Carpet Padding

  • $10 per roll or $5 per bag of scraps 

Clothing, Shoes, Accessories & Textiles

  • FREE:  Place items in plastic bags. Gently used items only (clothing, shoes, hat, purses, belts, towels, drapes, sheets, blankets, etc.)

Confidential Document Shredding 

  • FREE: On-site confidential paper shredding. Place items in paper bags. Please remove all 3-ring binders, binder clips or metal tabs on file folders from the items you bring.


  • $10 per TV (less than 20 lbs)
  • $20 per TV (more than 20 lbs) 
  • $10 per computer or laptop
  • $10 per computer monitor (less than 20 lbs)
  • $20 per computer monitor (more than 20 lbs) 
  • $5 per small electronics (iPad/tablet, DVD player, printer, radio, speaker, wall phone, etc.)
  • $1 handheld electronics (cellphone, mice, cord/cable, keyboard, ink/toner cartridge, headphones, etc.)

Exercise Equipment

  • $10 per equipment with no electronics (bench press, leg press, etc.)
  • $25 per equipment with electronics (treadmill, elliptical, exercise bike, etc.)



  • $5 per small items (desk chair, kitchen chair, barstool, outdoor chair, and end tables only)
  • $15 per large items (recliner, dresser, dining table, vanity, desk, ottoman, etc.)
  • $20 per couch or loveseat 

Light Bulbs

  • $1 per item 

Mattresses and Box Springs

  • $15 per mattress
  • $15 per box-spring 

Miscellaneous Items 

  • $5 per item (garden hose, kennel, mirror, large plastic item, etc.)

Propane Tanks

  • $5 per tank (tank must be empty)

Scrap metal

Must drain all gas and oil

  • $10 per grill
  • $15 per snow blower
  • $15 per push lawn mower 
  • $25 per riding lawn mower
  • $10 per yard equipment (chainsaw, weed wacker, etc.)
  • $5 per power tool (separate battery)
  • $1 per single metal item (pipe, tire rim, door, etc.)


  • FREE: Tire without rim (for bike, car, light duty truck only)
  • $2 per bike tire with rim
  • $10 per car or light duty truck tire with rim
  • $12 per heavy duty truck tire with or without rim


This event is partially funded by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Dakota County.

Year-Round Disposal Opportunities

  • Take advantage of The Recycling Zone! Only a short drive from IGH, The Recycling Zone (3365 Dodd Road, Eagan) is a collection facility open year-round to all Dakota County residents. Household hazardous waste, most electronics, scrap metal, cardboard and more is accepted for FREE. Tires, TVs and computer monitors have a small fee. Visit and search The Recycling Zone for a full list of accepted items list, prices and hours of operation.  
  • Online Recycling Guide: Learn how to properly dispose of hundreds of unwanted items year-round by searching the Recycling Guide at If your unwanted item is in reusable condition, try to donate or sell before recycling or throwing away the item. Give away or sell a reusable item to your neighbors on platforms such as Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Nextdoor or other donation opportunities listed on the Recycling Guide. 

Questions or Interested in Volunteering at IGH Clean-Up Day?

Email Ally Sutherland or call (651) 604-8511