Fertilizer

Recommended disposal options

Dry, granular fertilizers that do not contain pesticides or herbicides: put in the garbage

Dry, granular fertilizers that do not contain pesticides or herbicides may be put in the garbage.

Liquid fertilizers that do not contain pesticides or herbicides: pour down drain

Liquid fertilizers (or plant food) that do not contain pesticides or herbicides may be poured down the sink if it goes to a sanitary sewer. Liquid fertilizers should not be poured into a septic system.

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Fertilizers that contain pesticides or herbicides. Read the label: look for pre-emergent, weed preventer, plus 2, insect control and disease control. Do not put fertilizers with pesticides in the garbage.

Fee

No charge

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

No fertilizers used for business purposes, including home businesses and property managers.

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