Household Hazardous Waste, Wells & Recycling

Box of Household Hazardous Waste

Public Notice: The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed Monday 9/20/21 & Tuesday 9/21/21 due to limited staffing. No waste will be accepted on those days. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.


Hazardous Waste Facility

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. For questions or concerns, please call 507-457-6462.

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.

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".

Moving

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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