Household Hazardous Waste Disposal


What to Bring to the HHW Facility
  • Automotive Products
    Carburetor cleaner
    Fuel (gasoline, kerosene)
    Petroleum-based waxes and finishes
    Used motor oil, oil filters and antifreeze
  • Household Products
    Aerosols (with product remaining)
    Concrete cleaner (acid)
    Drain and oven cleaner
    Mercury fever thermometers
    Nail polish remover
    Spot removers (certain types)
  • Lawn & Garden Products
    Ant, bug, roach and rodent killer
    Bug spray
    Charcoal lighter fluid
    Pool chemicals
    Weed killer
  • Home Improvement Products
    Driveway sealer
    Paint that has not dried out* and other liquid finishes
    Mercury thermostats
    Paint stripper
    Paint thinner, turpentine
    Petroleum-based adhesives
    Roofing tar
    Wood preservatives
    *Whenever possible, dry out latex paint and latex adhesives and put them in your garbage. Leave the lids off cans.
  • Other Household Products that are Labeled with any of the Following Words:
    Caution, Combustible, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Inflammable, Poison, Toxic, Warning

What NOT to Bring to the HHW Facility

  • Business or Other Non-household Waste
    Call Anoka County Environmental Services, (763) 422-7093. Businesses, organizations and schools may not bring hazardous waste to the HHW facility.
  • Farm Pesticides
    Call the Waste Pesticide Hotline, (651) 297-4870.
  • Other Materials NOT Accepted
    Ammunition, appliances, batteries, dried paint, empty containers, explosives, fluorescent bulbs, radioactive wastes, tires. Call Anoka County Recycling and Resource Solutions for options, (763) 324-3400.

Safe Household Hazardous Waste Transportation Guidelines:

  • Do not mix products together.
  • Seal containers tightly to prevent leaks. Identify and label all containers before you arrive.
  • Place any leaking containers or powders into another container, such as a plastic bucket with a lid. Place containers upright in sturdy boxes to prevent spills in your vehicle.
  • Bring your driver's license for identification.
  • When you arrive at the facility, please remain in your vehicle until a technician assists you.

As You Prepare Your Home for Winter...
latex products such as paint and driveway sealer only where they won't freeze. Letting latex driveway sealer freeze even one time makes it unusable.
Dispose of latex paint that is no longer wanted or needed instead of allowing it to freeze. Usable quantities of latex paint in good condition can be used by others or remanufactured into new paint.

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