Fuel oil

Recommended disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Small amounts of fuel oil. Do not put in the garbage – fuel oil is banned from the garbage in Minnesota.


No charge

Drop-off limit

Three containers that are five-gallon-sized or less. Containers must be labeled with the contents.

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

Full fuel oil tanks. See tanks for removal information.

Other disposal options

Empty tanks: recycle

Empty fuel oil tanks can be taken to a scrap metal recycler.

Household hazardous waste

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

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