Words such as caution, warning, dangerous and flammable on the label of any product indicate that the product is potentially hazardous. The majority of these items can not go in your regular garbage can. If not used and disposed of properly, these products (paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, pesticides, etc.) can harm your health and the environment.
Hennepin County organizes collection events throughout the year to give residents more convenient local disposal options for their household hazardous wastes.
To see a full list of dates and locations, as well as accepted items, click here: www.hennepin.us/residents/recycling-hazardous-waste/collection-events.
Before bringing items to HHW disposal sites or events, check the lists below to see if they can be handled safely at home.
*Never mix products containing bleach with those containing ammonia. A toxic gas can form.
Hennepin County provides two permanent household hazardous waste disposal sites.
Hennepin County Recycling Center & Transfer Station
8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park -- Map It
South Hennepin Recycling & Problem Waste Drop-Off Center
1400 W 96th St, Bloomington -- Map It
Tuesday–Friday, 10 am–6 pm
(Wednesdays until 8 pm)
Saturday 8 am–5 pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.
For a list of items accepted at these sites, visit the Hennepin County website.