Household hazardous waste collection event in Minneapolis July 21-23

Are you "collecting" household hazardous trash in your basement and garage? Mark your calendar to get rid of it July 21-23. Hennepin County is holding community collection events to help county residents safely and properly get rid of unwanted garden and household hazardous waste.

In Minneapolis, you can drop your hazardous trash at Dunwoody College of Technology, 818 Dunwoody Blvd, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 21 – 23.

The County will accept many household hazardous wastes, including:

• Household, lawn and garden products such as aerosols, batteries, cleaners, driveway sealer, paint (limit three five-gallon pails) and stains and poisons.

• Mercury-containing items including fluorescent bulbs and HID lamps (limit 25), thermostats and thermometers.

• Electronics including computers, DVD players and VCRS, radios, TVs.

• 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; business waste is not accepted.

For more event 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 visit www.hennepin.us/collectionevents .

If you cant make it to the drop-off event, you can drop off the same items year-round at 1400 W. 96th St., Bloomington, and 8100 Jefferson Highway, Brooklyn Park. Visit www.hennepin.us/dropoffs for more information on the permanent drop-off facilities.

Published Jul. 11, 2011