Public Drop Sites - Delano Public Drop Site, MN

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Due to COVID19, we have changed how we service our customers using the dropsite. This includes some updating of technology as all transactions now are completed outside and are in compliance of social distancing standards.

Other updates include:

All transactions now get completed outside and are in compliance with social distancing standards. There are three updates to inform you of.

1) We will only accept credit card payment, nothing else
2) We will not unload a customer’s vehicle
3) Paper copy receipts may not be available

4) Delano facility- all dump trailer customers must bring their own personal protection equipment (PPE). This includes safety vest, safety glasses, masks and hard hat.

Thank you in advance for your understanding as we work through these difficult times

The Randy's public drop site locations provide an easy drop off for residents and businesses looking for a safe recycling drop off center or approved dump site.

Count on us to be your one-stop-shop for unwanted electronics, appliances, batteries, tires, fluorescent lights, construction materials and bulky items like furniture and mattresses. Our public drop site locations make it convenient for you and good for the environment.

Randy’s Environmental Services Delano public drop site location provides an easy drop off location for Buffalo, St. Michael, Independence, Medina, Montrose, Rockford, Orono, Maple Plain, Wayzata and Long Lake residents or businesses looking for a recycling drop off center or approved dump site.

We’d like to help preserve the beauty of our river going through Delano and make it easy to drop off materials and have them properly recycled or disposed of. It’s easy to make a quick stop with all those unwanted phones, desktop computers, TVs or other unwanted stuff that’s just sitting in you garage, attic or basement.

Did you know this about appliances that typically contain 70% steel? Making new steel out of recycled scrap uses 1/4 of the energy required to process steel from virgin ore, so using recycled steel is very good for our environment. Americans recycle about 72% of appliances today—and every little bit helps our environment.

Open six days a week for your convenience, the Delano public drop site will take those things that can't be routinely disposed of like batteries, tires, fluorescent lights, cell phones, computer screens, televisions and other electronics, as well as larger items like appliances (freezers, washers, microwaves, etc.), tires and mattresses. There’s almost no limit to the items we can recycle or dispose of properly, including discarded household items, construction waste and cardboard. There’s no need to run from place to place because we take care of everything right here. If you have sensitive paper documents to dispose of, drop them off for our shredding service. You’ll find an expanded list of what we can take located here. Hazardous waste items we are not able to accept are listed here. If you have any questions, just give us a call.

The Delano Public Drop Site is located 1 mile west of Delano on Hwy 12, across from Delano Sports Center. The Randy’s Delano facility, which has a transfer station, cannot accept dump-trailers on Saturdays, as our transfer station is not open for public.


4351 US Hwy 12 SE
Delano, MN

(Located 1 mile west of Delano on Hwy 12, across from Delano Sports Center)


Open Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Saturday
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Closed Sunday

Payment Accepted

Visa, MC, AMEX only

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  • Items we accept
  • Unacceptable Materials
  • Items we accept
    Randy’s public drop sites accept the following items - call for current rates. There is no limit on how much you may drop off.


    • Appliances
      • Refrigerators
      • Ovens
      • Waterheaters
      • Washer/Dryer
      • Microwave
    • Electronics
      • CPUs 
      • Copy Machines
      • DVD Players/Recorders
      • Large Printers
      • Monitors 
      • TVs
      • VCR Machines
    • Tires
      • Bicycle
      • Car, Cycle, Pickup
    • Itemized Trash
      • Bikes (tires removed)
      • Box Spring
      • Car Parts
      • Carpet 
      • Chairs
      • Couches
      • Grills (cannot have propane tank)
      • Hide-a-beds
      • Lawn Mowers
      • Mattresses
      • Plastic Water Softeners
      • Propane Tanks (20lb, empty w/valve open)
      • Recliners
      • Softener Shell only
      • Swing Sets
    • Batteries
      • Car, Truck, Boat
      • Cycle, Lawnmower
      • Household Battery
    • Demolition
      • Construction Material per yard
      • Bath Tub (cast iron or non-cast iron)
      • Pallets
      • Sinks 
      • Toilets
    • Other
      • Can or bag
      • Per yard
  • Unacceptable Materials
    Randy’s public drop sites do not accept the following items:


    • Hazardous or liquid wastes
    • Paints
    • Asbestos
    • Gas powered refrigeration units

    To dispose of Combustible/Hazardous Materials, you will need to contact your county’s HHW Department.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we charge by the weight or by volume?

Volume or per item for bulk items / appliances, etc.

What do we do with our brush, yard waste?

Randy’s offers a curb-side collection of grass and leaves. Call our customer service department and schedule an on call pick up or set up the weekly service. Many cities have a compost site for their residents. Your needs for a large brush collection would have to be addressed with a tree service.

Where can we dispose of our paints, varnishes, chemicals?

Randy’s does not accept Household Hazardous waste (HHW) on route or at the drop sites.

See if your community or county has a facility that collects HHW year-round. Some of these facilities have exchange areas for unused or leftover paints, solvents, pesticides, cleaning and automotive products, and other materials. By taking advantage of these facilities, materials can be used by someone else, rather than being thrown away.

If your community doesn't have a year round collection system for HHW, see if there are any designated days in your area for collecting solid waste.

Can I put an old microwave in my trash or recycle cart?

A microwave is an appliance that needs to be processed for recycling. Appliances cannot go in the trash or recycle carts. Other such appliances include:

Residential Testimonial - Jane in Golden Valley

Randy’s customer service representatives do a great job at handling their calls. They are ready and prepared to offer the best customer service.
Jane N. - Residential Customer - Golden Valley, MN

Some of the many communities we serve...

  • City of delano
  • City of Osseo