Household Hazardous Waste

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is now open (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. except holidays). Social distancing should be practiced whenever possible.  1 person in the building at a time. Please be patient with us as we navigate this process.  For questions or concerns, please call 507-457-6462.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?               

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.

How you can reduce waste?

  • 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".
For Sale Sign
Selling your home or planning a move?  Remember to use the HHW Facility when cleaning out your basement or garage.
 Other Useful Resources:

Household Hazardous Waste Facility (Location & Hours)

Residential Medication Disposal Program

List of DEA Controlled Substances

Residential Sharps Disposal Program

Household Battery Disposal Guide

Used Motor Oil

Product Reuse Area

Household Pesticides


Non Toxic Cleaning Recipes


 Program News:

Fluorescent Bulb Collection Events

Recycle Your Holiday Lights!!

MN Paint Care Program

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Annual Report