DON'T TOSS! DROP OFF!

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. Are you a business or non-profit? Click here for information on how to dispose of your waste.

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. Are you a business or non-profit? Click here for information on how schedule an appointment and how to dispose of your waste.

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. Are you a business or non-profit? Click here for information on how to dispose of your waste.


2018 Cleanup Events

There are no remaining events for 2017.
The 2018 event schedule is currently in development and will be posted here soon.

Saturday, April 28, 2018: Paynesville High School, 8:00-11:00am
Saturday, May 5, 2018: Kimball A.M. Maus and Sons, 8:00-11:00am
Wednesday, May 9, 2018: Richmond River Lakes Arena, 8:00-11:00am
Wednesday, May 23, 2018: Melrose Fire and Ambulance Station, 9:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday, June 13, 2018: Sauk Centre Hockey Arena, 9:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday, June 20, 2018: Belgrade Walker Ave/Martin Street, 9:00-11:00am
Wednesday, June 20, 2018: Brooten Elementary School, 1:00-3:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018: Albany Our Savior Lutheran Church, 8:00-11:00am
Wednesday, August 15, 2018: Padua Entertainment Center, 9:00-11:00am
Wednesday, August 15, 2018: St. Rosa St. Rose of Lima Church, 1:00-3:00pm
Wednesday, August 22, 2018: St. Nicholas St. Nicholas Church, 9:00-11:00am
Wednesday, August 22, 2018: New Munich Immaculate Conception, 1:00-3:00pm
Saturday, August 25, 2018: St. Stephen City/Fire Hall, 8:00-11:00am

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.