Residents may dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) at either of Hennepin County’s permanent HHW Drop-off facilities.
The drop-off sites are open to any Hennepin County resident and only accept items from households. No hazardous waste or problem materials can be accepted from businesses, including home businesses and non-profit organizations.
Facilities are open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Facilities are closed Sundays, Mondays, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
There is no charge to drop off residential HHW, but there is a limit to the annual quantities of materials dropped off or picked up.
Household hazardous waste includes such items as aerosol cans; auto wastes (including gasoline, used oil and oil filters); batteries; cleaners; fire extinguishers; herbicides; fluorescent, CFL and HID lamps; paint; pesticides; stain; solvents; thermometers; thermostats and switches containing mercury; thinners; and rechargeable appliances and batteries.
Also accepted for no charge are consumer electronics (TVs, radios, stereos, VCRs, camcorders, telephones, computers, monitors and printers). No photocopiers or fax machines are accepted.
Household appliances (microwaves, water heater, stove, freezer, washer, dryer, etc.) may be dropped off for a $15 fee. The fees and list of acceptable materials are determined by Hennepin County staff (cash, check, MasterCard or Visa accepted).
For more information call Hennepin County at 612.348.3777 or visit the website at www.hennepin.us/dropoffs.