Community Recycling


Our Community Recycling program has been updated to account for lower participation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, other economic factors, and space considerations. DARE Minneapolis continues to strive to be as low-waste as possible, and would like to continue to be a recycling hub as well as a shopping adventure!

(We are more than happy to accept donations to keep the recycling running smoothly, but it’s not necessary to donate to utilize our single sort bins (PPE collected separately, due to potential contamination.))

DARE is be collecting the following waste to be recycled via TerraCycle or Green Circle Salons:

Stationery Recycling Program: All brands of empty writing instruments, glue sticks, watercolor dispensers, paint sets, and flexible packaging.

Please note that correction (including Wite-Out® Brand) and free ink markers are not accepted.
Oral Care Recycling Program: All brands of used or empty toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, and floss containers
NOTE: Electric toothbrushes, battery toothbrushes, and/or their parts are not accepted for recycling through the program.
Razor Recycling Program: All brands of blades and razors (systems and disposable units, and replaceable-blade cartridge units), rigid plastic packaging, and flexible plastic bag packaging.


Personal Care and Beauty Recycling Program:


  • Skin care packaging: lip balm tubes and caps, soap dispensers and tubes, body wash caps, lotion dispensers and caps. 
  • Hair care packaging: shampoo caps, conditioner caps, hair gel tubes, and caps, hair spray triggers, and hair paste caps.
  • Cosmetic packaging: lipstick cases, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, bronzer cases, foundation packaging, powder cases, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eye shadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, and lip liner pencils.

New! PPE Recovery Initiative: Personal Protective Equipment, face masks, disinfectant wipes, and gloves. Protecting you and our planet!

Our planet thanks you for every small thing you do. We’re glad we can be part of your recycling journey!


Before you visit, check whether your item is accepted at the drop-off facilities by browsing the Green Disposal Guide. You can also email or call 612-348-3777.
Remember to bring:
Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill.
Payment: Credit card only (Visa, Discover, Mastercard). For safety, they’re temporarily not accepting cash or check.
South Hennepin Recycling and Problem Waste Drop-Off Center
1400 West 96th Street Bloomington, MN 55431 
Brooklyn Park 
Hennepin County Recycling Center and Transfer Station
8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445