Contaminated soil

Recommended disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Small amounts of contaminated soil. Total quantity must be 15 gallons or less and must be brought in no more than three containers that are five-gallon-sized or less. Common soil contaminants include motor oil, fuels, lead-based paint chips, heavy metals, etc.


No charge

Drop-off limit

Three containers that are five-gallon-sized or less. 15 gallons total.

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

Large quantities (more than 15 gallons) should be brought to a landfill or transfer station.

Rethink and reduce

See the Environmental Protection Agency's tips for dealing with lead paint: Protect your family from lead in your home (PDF).

Household hazardous waste

For information about storing and transporting contaminated soil, see guidelines for household hazardous waste.

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