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  1. Clean-Up Day
  2. Winter Clothing Swap
  3. Compost Your Pumpkin
  4. Paper Shredding Events

Annual Clean-Up Day | Saturday, September 24, 2022, 8 a.m-12 p.m.

Clean-Up Day is an annual one-stop-shop disposal event hosted for the residents of Inver Grove Heights, West St. Paul, and Sunfish Lake. The event will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Public Works Facility (8168 Barbara Avenue). Cash and check payment only; please bring small bills. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, is required.

Download a printable version of the Accepted Items List (below), here.


NOT Accepted

Household hazardous waste (including paint and chemicals) and construction & demolition debris (concrete, insulation, asphalt, lumber, shingles, etc.) are NOT ACCEPTED at Clean-Up Day. See the Year-Round Disposal Opportunities section below.  

Accepted Items & Prices

See the table below for accepted items and prices. Cash and check payment only. Please bring small bills. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, is required.

Accepted Items

Prices (Cash and Checks Only)


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


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


  • FREE 

Carpet & Padding

  • $10 per roll 

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 Paper Shredding 

  • FREE: Confidential paper shredding offered by a secure on-site shredding truck. Place papers in paper bags. Please remove all 3-ring binders, binder clips or metal tabs on file folders.


  • $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 without 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)
  • $20 per large items (couch, loveseat, recliner, dresser, dining table, vanity, desk, ottoman, etc.)

Light Bulbs

  • $1 per item 

Mattresses & Box Springs

  • $15 per mattress
  • $15 per box spring 

Miscellaneous Items 

  • $5 per item (garden hose, kennel, mirror, large plastic item, etc.). Excludes non-accepted items listed above.

Propane Tanks

  • $5 per tank. Tank must be empty.

Scrap Metal (Grill, lawn mower, etc.) 

  • Must drain gas and oil from all items
  • $10 per grill (separate propane tank, $5 per tank)
  • $15 per push lawn mower 
  • $25 per riding lawn mower
  • $15 per snow blower
  • $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 Options

  • Reduce & Reuse Map. Is your item in good condition? Try to donate or sell it before recycling or throwing it away. Visit the Reduce & Reuse Map to find the closest places to donate goods on the Reduce & Reuse Map. You can also use online platforms such as Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and Nextdoor to give away or sell items to your neighbors. 
  • Online Recycling Guide. Use the online Recycling Guide to find where to recycle and dispose of items locally and year-round. Search by item here,
  • The Recycling Zone. Only a short drive from IGH, The Recycling Zone (3365 Dodd Road, Eagan) is a special collection facility open year-round that offers subsidized disposal opportunities. Dispose of household hazardous waste, most electronics, scrap metal, cardboard and more for FREE. Tires, TVs and computer monitors have a small fee. Visit The Recycling Zone for a full list of accepted items, prices and hours of operation.  


Email Ally Sutherland or call 651-604-8511.