The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is open (Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm except holidays. Social distancing should be practiced whenever possible and face coverings are required. For questions or concerns, please call 507-457-6462.
Household Hazardous Wastes are unused or unwanted products that can pose an environmental threat when disposed of improperly.
Read the Label
Reading the product label can help you identify the hazard. Look for these "signal words" on the label:
Caution: Less hazardous
Warning: Moderately hazardous
Poison: Highly toxic
Danger: Extreme hazard
Do not mix household chemicals together! Especially do not mix bleach with any other household cleaners. Toxic gases form when cleaners are combined.
Buy only what you need! By purchasing smaller quantities, you'll be less likely to have leftovers and a disposal problem.
When painting, you can save money and reduce waste by buying the right amount! Try this printable chart to determine how much you need for your project.
Use it up! If you can't use it up, give it to someone else who can.
Use less hazardous alternatives. If there is no alternative, look for products with labels that say "caution" or "warning".
Selling your home or planning a move? Remember to use the Household Hazardous Waste Facility when cleaning out your basement or garage.
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