Recycling in Minot

Recycling has been a point of discussion in Minot for years. Until recently, the city had two major donation centers for items like paper and plastics — but one suffered a massive fire in 2017, and the other closed in 2019 due to dropping commodity prices. Curbside recycling is still in the planning phases for now.

So what can you do with your recyclable items? Several specific items can be recycled within the area. (Check our social media pages for a detailed, printable recycling guide!) And be sure to join the Environmentally Minded People of Minot group on Facebook to connect with others who care about environmental impact.

Earth Recycling
7670 23rd Ave. NW, Glenburn
Based in Glenburn, Earth Recycling currently has the most extensive list of accepted recyclable materials. They’ll take corrugated cardboard, office paper, newspaper, magazine, appliances, scrap metal, and more. Email for an up-to-date list of specifics.

Gerdau Metals
5801 US-2, Minot
Gerdau takes aluminum, tin, and steel scrap metal. Please keep different metal types separated.

Hav-It Recycling
1012 Allen Ave., Harvey
Hav-It has drop-off sites in Anamoose, Bowden, Drake, and Harvey. They’ll accept newspapers, magazines, aluminum cans, plastic number one and number two, corrugated cardboard, office/computer paper, CPU towers, and laptops.

Dakota Square Mall
Target accepts glass, small electronics, and ink cartridges.

Best Buy
1018 24th Ave. SW, Minot
Best Buy allows recycling of up to three household items per day. This includes electronics, cell phones, charger cords, printers, TVs, and ink cartridges. Find a comprehensive list at (search “Recycling”).

The Minot Lions Club cleans and redistributes used eyeglasses to people in need. Drop off your glasses at one of the following locations: Johnson Eyecare & Eyewear, Ward County Veterans Affairs Office, Parker Senior Center, Sterling Optical, Bremer Bank, Town and Country Shopping Center (box inside door two).

Batteries and Bulbs
3306 16th St. SW
Batteries and fluorescent lightbulbs can be recycled at Batteries + Bulbs. A small fee may be charged, depending on weight.

Disposable Plastic Shopping Bags
Bags can be dropped off at the following locations: Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch Thrift Store, Restore Thrift Store, Cashwise, Marketplace

Gently used goods can be donated to local thrift stores to find a second life and bring delight to someone else! Clothing in good shape can also be consigned. Here’s where you can bring your pre-loved items.

Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch Thrift Store
1206 S. Broadway, Minot

Restore Thrift Store
112 Second Ave. SW, Minot

Goodwill Thrift Store
1405 S. Broadway, Minot

4R Home Thrift Store
2031 N. Broadway

Minot AFB Thrift Store

Minot AFB Airman’s Attic
220 Missile Ave., Minot AFB

Closet Connection (Consignment)
1515 24th Ave. SW #2, Minot

Grow With Me (Children’s Consignment)
106 Main St. S, Minot

Several amazing organizations in town accept donations of used clothing and household items in good shape. Please check each organization’s website for the most up-to-date needs, and do not donate unlisted items.


Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Men’s Winter Refuge