Household hazardous waste collection event is July 21 - 23
Do you have old solvents, paint, cleaners, pesticides or other household chemicals you no longer want? If so, you can take those household hazardous waste items to a special collection event taking place in Minneapolis this month.
Household hazardous waste collection event
July 21 – 23
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis
Hennepin County is holding this event to help residents safely and properly get rid of unwanted garden and household hazardous waste. The county will accept many household hazardous wastes, including:
- Lawn and garden products such as aerosols, batteries, cleaners, driveway sealer, paint (a limit of three five-gallon pails), stains and poisons.
- Mercury-containing items including fluorescent bulbs and HID lamps (a limit of 25), thermostats and thermometers.
- Auto and fuel wastes such as diesel fuel, gasoline (containers will not be returned), kerosene, starter fluid, vehicle lead-acid batteries and waxes. No motor oil.
Items are accepted from households only. To participate, you should be a resident of Hennepin County. Business waste will not be accepted.
For more information, including a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable items and directions to the temporary drop-off site, call Hennepin County Environmental Services at (612) 348-3777 or go to www.hennepin.us/collectionevents.
If you can’t make it to the event, household hazardous waste is collected year-round at two Hennepin County collection sites:
- 1400 W. 96th St., Bloomington
- 8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park.
For more information, go to www.hennepin.us/dropoffs.
July 20, 2011
Published Jul. 20, 2011