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Cook County Recycling Events (Electronics & Paper Shredding) - Spring 2022

May 19, 2022 11:45AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Richard Bell

By Laura Durenberger-Grunow - Boreal Community Media Exclusive - May 19, 2022

Community Shred Day

Date/time: Friday, May 27, from 10am - 12pm

Location: Grand Marais State Bank 

Accepted: Papers for shredding (paper clips, staples and rubber bands do not need to be removed). There is no limit to how much people can bring

Not Accepted: Already shredded paper; people need to take their boxes or plastic bags that they have their stuff in (or bring your paper in a brown paper bag, which can be shredded)

Price: Free


-Just drive up and either unload your vehicle and we will have people that can help unload as well.

-The paper is shredded right on sight and is eventually turned into toilet paper

-There will be free coffee and World’s Best Donuts inside the bank

-You do not need to be a customer of GMSB in order to bring your stuff and come and enjoy the coffee and doughnuts

Contact: [email protected]


Cook County Recycling Event 

Date/time: June 18, 2022 – 9am - 1pm

Location: Cook County Recycling Center - 630 5th Ave. W, Grand Marais, MN 55604

Accepted: Electronics, Appliances, Batteries, Lamps, Ballasts


Small Appliances – Blenders/laptops/keyboards/cellphones etc. (FREE)

Batteries – NiCad/Metal Hydride ($1.25/lb), Lead Acid/Alkaline ($1/lb), Mercury/Mixed Dry Cell batteries ($5/lb), NiCad Wet batteries ($2.50/lb), Lithium Primary batteries ($8.50/lb), Zinc Air batteries ($1.50/lb), Lithium Ion batteries ($2.50/lb)

Lamps/Other – Fluorescent/Incandescent lamps ($0.50/ea), HID/Shatter Shield ($2/ea), Broken lamps ($1/ea), Neon/UV ($5/ea)

E-Waste/Appliances – TV’s/Computers/Monitors ($25/ea), Microwaves ($25/ea), Standard Appliances/Mini-Fridges ($25/ea), Industrial Appliances ($100/ea)

Contact: Visit the event page here for more information or see original post

Know of other recycling events happening within Cook County? Reach out to [email protected] and let us know.