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 through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. It is also open the first and 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.


2021 Cleanup Events


APRIL
Saturday, April 24, 2021: Paynesville Koronis Civic Arena, 8:00-11:00am

MAY
Saturday, May 1, 2021: Kimball A.M. Maus and Sons, 8:00-11:00am
Wednesday, May 12, 2021: Richmond River Lakes Arena, 10:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday, May 26, 2021: Melrose Fire and Ambulance Station, 10:00am-2:00pm

JUNE
Thursday, June 3, 2021: Mille Lacs Public Works, 3:00-7:00pm
Thursday, June 10, 2021: Mille Lacs Public Works, 3:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, June 16, 2021: Sauk Centre, 10:00am-2:00pm
Monday, June 21, 2021: Santiago Township Hall, 2:00-53:00pm
Wednesday, June 23, 2021: Belgrade Walker Ave/Martin St, 10:00am-12:00pm
Monday, June 28, 2021: Clear Lake City/Firehall, 2:00-5:00pm

JULY
No Events Scheduled

AUGUST
Wednesday, August 4, 2021: Albany Our Savior Lutheran Church, 10:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, August 11, 2021: Greenwald Rec Center, 9:30-11:30am
Saturday, August 21, 2021: Holdingford High School, 1:00-3:00pm

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.