Spring cleaning? Be mindful of how you dispose of hazardous waste

From paint, aerosol cans and pesticides to batteries and items containing mercury (for instance, thermostats and florescent bulbs), a lot of everyday products we use at home cannot safely go in the trash. Hazardous wastes can harm humans and wildlife and pollute our air and water. You can safely dispose of these wastes for free, any time of the year, at Hennepin County drop-off facilities in Bloomington or Brooklyn Park. Visit Hennepin County's website for locations, hours and a list of accepted materials.

City of Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling home customers may leave out electronics such as computers and TVs for recycling at no additional charge. Place items next to your garbage cart on recycling day. Please post a sign or write on the item "For Solid Waste." It will be picked up the business day after recycling collection. Visit the City's website for more information or call 311.

Published May. 2, 2012