Bulk Item Drop-Off

Twice a year, the City offers a bulk item drop-off service for City of Hopkins residential garbage customers. A valid Minnesota ID or current paid utility bill must be shown to prove eligibility.

The 2021 spring bulk item drop-off event will be held on Friday, April 23, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bulk Item Drop Off


Drop off at the Public Works building at 11100 Excelsior Boulevard (Enter off of Excelsior Boulevard).

Drop-off Notes:

  • Contactless check-in
  • Masks required
  • Residents are responsible for unloading items, staff will NOT be able to assist.


A $20 (plus taxes) per vehicle fee applies for this service. This user fee covers one appliance. Any additional appliances are $20 (plus taxes) each. Fees will be placed on your utility bill under "additional billing."

  • Each eligible residence is allowed to dispose of a maximum of 3 cubic yards of material, the equivalent of one pick-up truck load.
  • $20 gate fee includes access to a shredding truck, courtesy of Shred-N-Go (space is limited).
  • Residents must separate materials into the proper areas at the site
  • Small engines and lawn mowers must have fluids removed
  • Electronics and concrete products (without iron) are accepted
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Items Not Accepted

  • Tires
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Car Parts
  • Car Batteries
  • Metal Barrels or Drums
  • Junk Cars
  • Waste Oil
  • Gas Refrigerators
  • Concrete with iron or steel in it
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Creosote Treated Lumber

Please refer to Hennepin County's Green Disposal Guide for options on how to dispose of these items. Hazardous wastes must be taken to the Hennepin County Transfer Station. Call Hennepin County for more information at 612-348-3777.