One million pounds of metal and more…

Appliance recycling at Better Futures provides job training while generating income and a positive environmental impact.

In 2015, Better Futures recycled more than 11,000 appliances, keeping more than one million pounds of metals and other materials out of Minnesota’s landfills. We work directly with Hennepin County to recycle the appliances from their drop-off centers, and we offer appliance recycling at our Reuse Warehouse. If you have appliances or other materials to donate or recycle, please check out our Accept/Do Not Accept guidelines before scheduling a drop-off.

Better Futures is one of the few places in the county that does freon removal from old appliances. That’s because many of our men are uniquely trained and licensed to safely remove freon, mercury, PCBs, and other refrigerants. Through a partnership with local community colleges, participants can receive training in safe removal and receive certification from the Esco Institute.

When you use our services, you help our men gain important job skills while also helping to reduce waste and toxic materials that wind up in Minnesota’s landfills.

Get in touch with us to learn more about our appliance recycling services: Mark Moore at or 612-860-9846.


appliances recycled in 2015


pounds of metal kept out of Minnesota landfills


pounds of freon captured, preventing it from being released in atmosphere


earned and paid to men of Better Futures