See restrictions and instructions below:
Lead, sinkers, solder, lead buckshot, lead paint chips, lead paint and tackle
Place items containing lead—such as lead paint chips and lead sinkers—in sealed plastic bags.
Lead is a toxic metal that may be found in building materials in older homes, including in paint and solder for water pipes. Lead may also be found in lead sinkers used for fishing. Exposure to lead can cause a range of health effects, and children are especially susceptible.
Find tips for avoiding exposure to lead in your home from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Learn about resources and funding available from Hennepin County to remove lead-based paint from your home.
For information about storing and transporting lead and items that contain lead, see guidelines for household hazardous waste.