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Three collection events scheduled this summer for household hazardous products

A lot of materials used at home can’t be put in the trash

May 16, 2012 (MINNEAPOLIS) Minneapolis residents cleaning out their basements or reclaiming their garages can safely get rid of household hazardous materials at three collection events 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. Three collection events convenient for Minneapolis residents are:

For details and a list of materials accepted at the collection events, visit

At any time of year, Hennepin County residents can take similar items to Hennepin County facilities. Find locations and more information at

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. For information on how City of Minneapolis recycling customers can safely dispose of all everyday items, visit

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Published May 16, 2012