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.

Household hazardous waste

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

Learn more

Rethink and reduce

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