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".
Selling your home or planning a move? Remember to use the HHW Facility when cleaning out your basement or garage.