Metal & Appliance Recycling

Pope/Douglas does accept non-Freon appliances.

Pope/Douglas does not accept Freon-containing appliances.

Contact the options below for proper recycling.

Pope/Douglas Accepts Non-Freon Appliances

Pope/Douglas’ Recycling Center accepts non-Freon appliances for free recycling.

These include: washers/dryers, stoves/ovens/microwaves, furnaces/heaters, dishwashers, water heaters.

You must bring someone with to assist in unloading your appliances

Pope/Douglas does not accept appliances that contain Freon.

These include: refrigerators/freezers/air conditioners/dehumidifiers/etc.

No water softeners accepted.

Metal Recycling (Ferrous, Non-Ferrous, Wire)

Pope/Douglas’ Recycling Center has a roll-off onsite to accept metal

Ferrous Metal Dumpster:

  • Metal items at least 60% metal or more
  • Metal tools/kitchen utensils/lawn chairs/clothes hangers/screws/nails/fence/etc.
  • Water heaters
  • Non-Freon appliances (oven/stove/microwave, washer/dryer/heater/furnace/dishwasher, etc)
    • Must be able to unload appliances.  Bring a helper.

NO: Freon appliances- refrigerators/freezers, dehumidifiers/air conditioners (Call for recycling options)

NO: Water softeners

NO: Insulated doors/mattresses

Ferrous Wire Dumpster:
  • Metal items at least 60% metal or more
  • Wire, extension cords, holiday/Christmas
    light strings, electrical cords from electronic devices

Non-Ferrous Metal/Wire Dumpster:

  • Metal items at least 60% metal or more
  • Aluminum frames, copper wire, aluminum rims, etc
Drop-Off Facilities (e-waste and appliance recycling)

Call options below to check on items accepted and disposal/recycling fees.

Douglas County Demolition and Disposal
(Alex Rubbish and Recycling)
(320) 763-4712

Tom Kraemer Inc.
(320) 634-5668

Waste Management Transfer Station
(320) 762-1118 or (800) 654-4306

Todd County Transfer Station
(320) 594-2210

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency maintains a statewide list of licensed recyclers and collectors of e-waste.

Statewide List of E-Waste Recyclers and Collectors

Cell Phones/Printer Cartridges/Wire Charger/String Lights Recycling

Pope/Douglas’ Recycling Center accepts these items for free recycling.

Scrap wire/electrical cords/etc

Wires, extension cords, holiday/Christmas light strings. telephone wires, electrical cords from electronic devices. Simply drop these items at the Recycling Center.

Cell phones/Printer cartridges/etc

All inkjet and toner cartridges, cell phones, GPS devices, digital cameras, MP3 players and headsets are accepted regardless of brand or condition. Simply drop these items at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Pope/Douglas does not recycle landline phones.  Those can get tossed into your regular garbage.

However, recycle the telephone cords/wires and rechargeable batteries from cordless phone handsets.

Phone: 320-763-9340
Toll Free: 800-972-6318
Fax: 320-763-9342

2115 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Recycling Center Hours
Monday-Friday 8-5
Saturday 9-2
Closed Sundays

Hazardous Waste Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4
Closed Saturday and Sunday
No appointment necessary

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