Joint compound

Recommended disposal options

Put latex/water-based compounds in the garbage

Latex/water-based compound, which includes caulk, sheetrock mud, and spackle, may be dried out and put in the garbage. Check the label: if it reads "soap and water cleanup," the product is not flammable and safe to put in the garbage.

Other disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Petroleum-based compounds. Read the label to see if it says the product is “flammable.”


No charge

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

Latex/water-based compounds

Household hazardous waste

For information about storing and transporting petroleum-based joint compounds, see guidelines for household hazardous waste.

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