Recommended disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Ballasts from lamps and light fixtures. Ballasts may contain PCBs and should not be put in the garbage.


No charge

Materials preparation

Ballasts must be removed from light fixtures before arriving at the drop-off facility. Staff will not separate the ballasts from the light fixtures.

Household hazardous waste

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

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