Includes: Asbestos Tars, HHW, Mace, Mineral Spirits, Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover, Paint Thinner, Pepper Spray, Photochemicals, Pool Chemicals, Roofing Tar, Rust Remover, Sealant, Solvents, Spot Remover, Stains and Removers, Swimming Pool Chemicals, Swimming Pool Cleaners, Turpentine, Varnish, Varnishes, Wood Preservatives
Accepted At These Hennepin County Facilities. Proof of residency required (MN drivers license or current utility bill).
Item Accepted As:
Household Hazardous Waste
See fee information below.
Containers must be 5 gallons or less in size and labeled. Other quantity limits apply for electronics, fluorescent lamps, hydrofluoric acid, joint compound and paint. See details on the specific item pages for those materials.
When chemical products are no longer usable or wanted, they become household hazardous waste. Problem materials include many items that are prohibited from disposal in household trash or pose other disposal issues.
Household hazardous wastes and problem materials should not be placed in household trash. Household hazardous products can be harmful to human health and the environment if used, stored or disposed of improperly.
Household hazardous wastes and problem materials include, but are not limited to:
(Follow the link for more specific information on a material. Most materials are accepted for free, but fees apply where indicated.)
For a more detailed list of household hazardous waste and problem materials, see the Household Hazardous Waste and Problem Materials Guide.
See the factsheet How to Identify Hazardous Product: Read the Label for more information.
For your safety and the safety of our employees, please transport your household hazardous waste in sealed containers, inside a plastic lined box, in an upright position.
Containers must be 5 gallons or less in size and properly labeled with the contents if original labels are missing or unreadable. Containers larger than 5 gallons are not accepted at county drop-off facilities.