Gas and fuels

Recommended disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene and other fuels in 5-gallon-sized containers or smaller


No charge

Materials preparation

For your safety, fuel should only be stored and transported in a labeled container designed to hold flammable liquid. Other containers may deteriorate and leak.

Gas cans must be left at the facility to be emptied. You will be contacted when empty cans are ready for pick-up, usually within two weeks.

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

No fuel in containers larger than five gallons.

No gas and fuel used for business purposes, including home businesses and property managers.

Find gas, fuel oil, fuel/water mixtures disposal options for businesses on p.3 of Hazardous Waste Disposal Companies (PDF).

Related items

Find disposal options and guidelines for large above ground or underground fuel tanks.

Household hazardous waste

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

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