Repair items like electronics, small appliances, bikes, and furniture at local repair shops, or attend one of Hennepin County’s free monthly Fix-It Clinics to learn how to make simple repairs yourself.
Donate items to one of the many charitable organizations in and around Bloomington. Some can even pick up items right from your house for a fee. Each organization has specific guidelines about what they accept, so check them before donating. Due to COVID-19, most organizations may currently be closed, so please check websites and call ahead prior to donating items. Residents are encouraged to store items at home until organizations re-open.
Contact the organizations below or visit their websites to learn what items they accept.
Other donation opportunities
Recycle un-usable mattresses, carpet and car seats through specialty recycling vendors that accept these materials. Due to COVID-19, several of these locations may currently be closed, so please check their websites or call ahead prior to recycling items at through the businesses below:
Resell, swap or give away
Resell high quality items such as furniture, sporting goods, and clothing at specialty consignment shops. Resell, swap or give away items in good condition on platforms such as Craigslist,Nextdoor, Freecycle and Facebook Marketplace.
Hennepin County Green Disposal Guide and Choose to Reuse
Visit the Hennepin County Green Disposal Guide for proper disposal options of most household items. To find even more reuse opportunities, use Hennepin County’s Choose to Reuse tool – it’s as easy as typing in your item and your ZIP code!
Thanks for doing your part to reduce, reuse, repair and recycle in Bloomington!