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Recycling Services

Do your part by recycling appliances and CFLs safely through Wright-Hennepin.  

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Dispose of old appliances and CFLs the proper way through Wright-Hennepin’s recycling services.

As a service to members, Wright-Hennepin accepts compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), regular fluorescent lights and certain appliances for recycling at its headquarters in Rockford (6800 Electric Drive). A fee is charged to cover the cost of recycling. Per Minnesota state law, fluorescent bulbs must be recycled,* rather than thrown in the garbage.  NOTE: Our recycling program will end December 31, 2018

In 2019, the only item Wright-Hennepin will be recycling are water heaters.


CFLs and fluorescent ballasts can be dropped off on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.


On Wednesdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., the cooperative also accepts some appliances, including:

  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Dishwashers

Wright-Hennepin does not accept:

  • Restaurant equipment
  • Gas operated refrigerators
  • Computers
  • Office equipment
  • Business equipment
  • Televisions
  • Water softeners

*Because of the presence of mercury, CFLs must be recycled. In Minnesota, it is illegal to place them directly in the garbage.

Prices for Recycling

  • $14.00 each item below  
    *Refrigerator - Freezer - Dehumidifier - Water Heater - Range/Stove - Washer - Dryer - Dishwasher - Microwave - Humidifier - Furnace - Convection Oven
  • $24.00 each for window and central ac units
  • Recycle Bulbs - .50 for 4 ft & under / .70 for 5ft & over / .60 for U shape or circle / .50 for CFLs / $1.00 for broken bulbs

We DO NOT accept the following for recycling

  • Restaurant Equipment
  • Gas Operated Refrigerators (from campers)
  • Computers or any Office Equipment
  • TV's or any Electronics
  • Water Softeners

NOTE: Our recycling program will end December 31, 2018