Eight Places to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle In, Around Hopkins

Are you doing spring cleaning? Inspired by Earth Day? Check out a few ways to give back or make some cash without throwing items away.

Whether you’re spring cleaning, looking to earn a few extra dollars or want to give back to the community, several businesses and organizations in and around Hopkins can help. The bonus? The environmentally friendly options help keep unwanted items out of the trash. 

Visit out the organization and/or business website for details on what can and cannot be donated, sold or consigned and terms.


  • ResourceWest in Hopkins. Donate to various drives ResourceWest holds throughout the year. Check the website for more information.
  • Hennepin County LibraryDonations books and other materials are accepted by Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Check with each individual library, such as the Hopkins Library, for more information and verify materials are being accepted for donation.
  • GoodwillDonate clothing, household items and more.
  • Hopkins schoolsContact school directly for possible donation opportunities.


  • Nine Maternity Clothing Consignment in Hopkins. Sell maternity clothes. Contact Nine Maternity for details.

  • Something Safari in Hopkins. Consignment events take place at the store monthly where gently used clothing, books, toys and other children's products are sold on consignment. Call or stop by the store to learn about consignment opportunities.

  • WildHearts Collection in Hopkins. Sell vintage and contemporary home furnishings and decor, including chairs, sofas, tables, artwork and more. Please call or visit the website for more information.

  • Express Metals in Hopkins. Sell aluminum, brass, copper, stainless and steel. Contact Express Metals for details payment details.

If you’re still looking for another avenue to find a new use for your items, consider hosting a garage sale or check out the “Choose to Reuse” directory on the Hennepin County website.

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