One collection event remains this summer for household hazardous products

Minneapolis residents cleaning out their basements or reclaiming their garages can safely get rid of household hazardous materials at a collection event this summer. From paint, aerosol cans and pesticides to batteries and items containing mercury (for instance, thermostats and fluorescent bulbs), a lot of everyday products used at home cannot go in the trash. Hazardous wastes can harm humans and wildlife and pollute our air and water. Of three collection events convenient for Minneapolis residents this summer, one remains:

Hennepin County's website has a list of materials accepted and a list of facilities where residents take similar items year-round.

Hennepin County organizes collection events in cooperation with Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling throughout the year to give residents more convenient, local disposal options for their household hazardous wastes. Visit the City's website for information on how City of Minneapolis recycling customers can safely dispose of all everyday items.

Published Aug 13, 2012