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FREE & SAFE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered household hazardous waste including:

paint

  • Latex Paint
  • Oil base Paint & Stain
  • Paint Thinners
    & Strippers

AUTOMOTIVE

  • Antifreeze
  • Fluids
  • Motor Oil
  • Oil Filters
  • Gasoline
  • Polish
  • Wax

HOUSEHOLD

  • Cleaning Products
  • Aerosols
  • Adhesives
  • Batteries
  • Christmas Lights
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Children’s Car Seats

GARDEN

  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Fertilizers
  • Insecticides

EXTERIOR

  • Roofing Tars
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Propane Cylinders

WHY DISPOSE OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE?

Household hazardous waste should NOT be disposed of in the trash. Household hazardous waste disposed of in the trash poses a serious threat of injury to trash collection and landfill operators. This kind of waste also creates environmental problems when disposed of improperly. For these reasons, disposal of household hazardous waste is regulated and improper disposal is illegal.

WHERE DO I DROP OFF MY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE?

Residents of Benton, Stearns and Sherburne counties can drop off household hazardous waste for FREE at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility located at 3601 5th Street South, Waite Park.

Questions? Call the HHW Facility at 320-257-8605.


The facility is open Monday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. It is also open the third Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The facility includes a drive-through bay for dropping off materials for disposal.

DROP OFF EVENTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Every year HHW trucks travel to communities to collect household hazardous waste. These events are limited to households (residences) only.


Upcoming 2016 Cleanup Events


June 9: Wahkon, Mille Lacs County Public Works, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
June 15: Sauk Centre, Ice Arena Parking Lot, 9:00am - 1:00pm
June 22: Belgrade, Walker Ave / Martin Street, 9:00am - 11:00am
June 22: Brooten, Elementary School, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
June 27: Santiago, Township Hall, 11:00am - 1:00pm
June 27: Clear Lake,City/Fire Hall, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
August 6: St. Stephen, City Hall/Fire Hall, 8:00am - 11:00am
August 13: St. Martin, Catholic Church Parking Lot, 9:00am-12:00pm
August 17:  Padua, Entertainment Center, 9:00am-11:00am
August 17:  St Rosa, St. Rosa of Lima Church, 1:00pm-3:00pm
August 24: St Nicholas, St Nicholas Church, 9:00am - 11:00am
August 24: New Munich, Immaculate Conception, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
September 10: Cold Spring, Rocori High School, 8:00am - 11:00am
September 17: Foley, Benton County Public Works, 7:00am - 2:00pm

DISPOSAL OF BUSINESS HAZARDOUS WASTE

The Stearns County Very Small Quantity Generator Program can accept hazardous waste generated by businesses, farms, nonprofit organizations, places of worship, and other units of government at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility in Waite Park from any business generating less than 220 pounds (about 22 gallons liquid) hazardous waste per month. Fees and state licensing may apply.

You must have an appointment in advance of delivery of waste.

Payment is due at time of delivery by credit card. We accept Visa, Master Card and Discover Card.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE WASTE I DROP OFF?

Certain materials can be cleaned and reused in a similar product, such as cleaning used solvents to make them usable again, alternatively, some hazardous waste can be blended and used as a fuel or an ingredient of a fuel, and, some hazardous wastes can be treated and then used as an ingredient in a product, such as fertilizer.