Household hazardous waste collection event in Minneapolis July 21-23
Minneapolis households that have been "collecting" household hazardous trash in their basements and garages can 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, and the Minneapolis event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 21 - 23 at Dunwoody College of Technology, 818 Dunwoody Blvd.
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 and 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.
Hennepin County residents 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.
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.
Published Jul. 20, 2011