FREE & SAFE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered household hazardous waste including:
- Latex Paint
- Oil base Paint & Stain
- Paint Thinners
- Motor Oil
- Oil Filters
- Cleaning Products
- Christmas Lights
- Fluorescent Bulbs
- Children’s Car Seats
- Roofing Tars
- Pool Chemicals
- Propane Cylinders
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.
2017 Cleanup Events
April 29: Paynesville, High School, 8:00-11:00am
May 6: Kimball, A.M. Maus and Sons, 8:00-11:00am
May 10: Richmond, River Lakes Arena, 8:00-11:00am
May 24: Melrose, Fire and Ambulance Station, 9:00am-1:00pm
June 14: Sauk Centre, Ice Arena SW Corner Parking Lot, 9:00am-1:00pm
June 21: Belgrade, Walker Ave/Martin Street, 9:00am-1:00pm
June 21: Brooten, Elementary School, 1:00-3:00pm
August 5: St. Stephen, City/Fire Hall, 8:00-11:00am
August 16: Greenwald, Rec Center, 9:00-11:00am
August 16: Eden Valley, Public Works, 1:00-3:00pm
August 26: Holdingford, Holdingford School SW Lot, 8:00-11:00am
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.