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The Recycling Zone LogoThe Recycling Zone

3365 Dodd Road, Eagan, MN

The Recycling Zone is your place to get rid of stuff you can’t throw in the trash. From fluorescent light bulbs to plastic bags and cleaning supplies to lawnmowers—make The Recycling Zone your destination for proper disposal and recycling. Watch a short video to learn more.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

CFL bulbsHastings residents who save electricity by using compact fluorescent bulbs can also save fuel by recycling the bulbs locally. The City has established a collection point at Hastings City Hall, 101 4th St East.

Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) use less wattage to provide the same amount of light as conventional bulbs. The fluorescents also typically last longer, but contain small amounts of mercury. It is illegal to dispose of them in the garbage.

Users can bring CFLs to the lobby of City Hall during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. City Hall staff will place CFLs in the recycling bin for you. The collected bulbs will be delivered to Dakota County Environmental Management, which will recycle them at no additional cost.

The City will only accept compact fluorescent bulbs that fit in the screw-in sockets used by traditional incandescent bulbs. Broken bulbs must be in a sealed plastic bag or container.

The City cannot accept larger fluorescent bulbs. Those bulbs should be taken to The Recycling Zone in Eagan for recycling.