Who can use our facilities
Households only (excluding organics and some recyclable materials).
Residents of Hennepin, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties only. Residents from Sherburne and Wright counties are not eligible to use our drop-off facilities.
In general, Hennepin County does not accept waste from businesses, with the exceptions of cardboard, scrap metal, recycling, and organics recycling from small businesses.
Businesses include rental properties, condominium, neighborhood, or townhouse associations; governmental entities; home-based businesses; nonprofit organizations; or any other activity intended to produce income. Hennepin County will not accept waste from commercial activities that was generated or stored in a household. For disposal options, businesses should search Commercial Hazardous Waste Disposal Companies fact sheet (PDF).
Check whether we accept your item
Before you visit, check whether your item is accepted at our drop-off facilities by browsing the Green Disposal Guide. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-348-3777.
Safely transport household hazardous wastes
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.
Remember to bring:
- Proof of residency, such as a driver's license or utility bill, is required
- Payment: Cash, check, credit or debit cards (Visa, Discover, Mastercard) accepted.
Face coverings required
- As of August 4, 2021, all visitors to county facilities are required to wear face coverings
- Children under 5 are exempt from this requirement
- Visitors who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not enter county buildings
- We do not require visitors to have received a COVID-19 vaccination to enter a county building
Fees are charged for certain items at the drop-off facilities.
- Tires: $3 each
- TVs, computer monitors and laptops: $10 each
- Large appliances: $15 each.
- Mattresses and box springs (accepted at Brooklyn Park facility only): $20 each item
When you get to our facilities
- Residents should remain in their vehicles and follow directions given by staff on-site
- Items should be stored in the trunk of the vehicle, bed of truck, or in a trailer
- Consider visiting on Wednesdays and Thursdays (Tuesdays and Saturdays are the busiest days)
Free product centers
Both facilities have reusable paint, automatic products, cleaners, adhesives and other products available for free. Residents must be 18 years or older to participate.
- Aerosol cans: 2 cans per week
- No more than 10 items per week
- Reselling products is prohibited
The county does not guarantee these products or their availability, and items selected by residents are used at their own risk.
Additional disposal options
If your items are still in good shape, look for donation opportunities on the Choose to Reuse website.