You need more space. Whether it is in the garage, the porch, or basement.
Space is good, space is, well…spacious.
And you don’t need that tired chair, wobbly table, dead lawn mower or the old, rolled-up rug in the basement. They’re not exactly heirlooms. They are clutter.
Help arrives on Saturday, June 19 – EP’s Community Drop Off Day. It’s only for Eden Prairie residents and it is our town’s biggest annual disposal event.
Drive your stuff to Hennepin Technical College on June 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and bid your load “goodbye.” Hennepin Tech’s campus is approached via Flying Cloud Drive (south of Anderson Lakes Parkway) at 13100 College View Drive.
You’ll need to show a driver’s license, proof of residency or utility bill to confirm your Eden Prairie residency. For more information, visit the Drop-Off Day website or call 952-949-8330. Here’s what you can and cannot drop-off:
Bring these items
All kinds of trash including refuse, non-hazardous, construction and demolition debris, furniture, toys, artificial Christmas trees, mattresses, lawn mowers, weed wackers and snow blowers (with empty gas tanks) and more.
Do not bring these items No appliances, batteries, electronics, florescent light bulbs, toxic waste and yard waste. A City of EP recycling event for these items is scheduled for September 11, 2021. These items are also accepted year round Tuesday through Saturday at Hennepin County drop-off stations in Bloomington and Brooklyn Park.
No yard debris
Sod, leaves, yard debris, cut or pulled buckthorn (but no dirt) and brush can be dropped off at the City’s yard waste disposal site, 9811 Flying Cloud Drive on Fridays, 2p.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. No Charge. Click here for more info.
The City of Eden Prairie instead encourages used and broken and unusable bicycles be donated to The Recovery Bike Shop in Northeast Minneapolis.
No car, pick-up or bike tires
Bring old tires to Hennepin County’s drop-off stations in Bloomington or Brooklyn Park.
(Editor’s note: The title and details of the article were updated June 11, 6:25 pm, to reflect that the event is now primarily a trash and disposal event, not recycling. Per a note from Joyce Lorenz the Communications Manager of the City of Eden Prairie, “In the past this was the only such event each year and it did include recycling, for which fees were collected. But because of the overwhelming response and wait times at this event over the past few years, in 2021 we started new recycling-only drop-off events in the spring and fall, in addition to the curbside pickup program we had in April/May, to relieve pressure on this event which is now solely for disposal of unwanted items at no cost (emphasis added by EPLN). EPLN regrets the error and appreciates the correction.)
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