Below is a list of common materials accepted at the drop-off facilities. This is not all the items we accept. Check the Green Disposal Guide or call 612-348-3777 for a more comprehensive list of specific items.
Transport your household hazardous wastes in sealed containers, in an upright position, in a plastic lined box. Make sure all containers are 5 gallons or less in size and properly labeled with the contents.
The following materials are accepted from household only. Businesses must manage their hazardous and problem wastes properly.
There is a limit five of same type per year.
During limited operations, no TVs or electronics weighing more than 50 pounds (items that would take two people to carry and not allow for social distancing).
- Computer peripherals (CPUs, mice, printers, etc.)
- Audio and video equipment
- Phones – cordless, cell phones, smart phones
- Rechargeable products – tools, toothbrushes, toys, etc.
Household, lawn, garden
- Paint, stain, varnish, solvents, driveway sealer, and other materials (if five-gallon pails, limit three per year)
- Fluorescent bulbs (limit 25 per year)
- Pool chemicals
- Mercury thermometers and thermostats
- Oil filters
- Automotive fluids
- Motor oil (if in five-gallon sized containers or less)
- Gas, fuels and other fluids —during limited operations, gas cans must be left to be emptied and will not be returned
- All types
- Prepare household batteries by placing batteries in a clear plastic bag OR place clear tape on both the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals of batteries to prevent fires
Needles and sharps
For proper preparation and directions, go to Green Disposal Guide – Needles and Sharps.
Materials accepted for a charge
- $3 each, with or without rims
- Less than 4' diameter
- No bicycle tires
TVs, computer monitors, laptops
- $10 each
- During limited operations, no TVs weighing more than 50 pounds during limited operations
Select appliances accepted
- $15 each
- During limited operations, select appliance accepted only, including microwaves, water coolers, sump pumps, garbage disposals, dehumidifiers. No other appliances accepted.
Materials not accepted
During limited operations, changes to materials accepted:
- No mattresses and box springs
- No TVs and electronics weighing more than 50 pounds
- No large appliances, including air conditioners (including wall and window units), appliance compressors, bilge pumps, dishwashers, dryers, freezers, furnaces, heat pumps, hot water heaters, pool heaters (natural gas), ranges, refrigerators, stackable washers and dryers (treated as one unit), stoves, trash compactors and washers.
Find disposal options for these items on the Green Disposal Guide website.
- Business hazardous waste
- Concrete or asphalt
- Construction materials
- Empty gas cans
- Infectious waste
- Non-reusable textiles (program discontinued December 31, 2019)
- Remodeling debris
- Yard and tree waste