Household hazardous waste collection events

Hennepin County organizes collection events throughout the year to give residents more convenient local disposal options for their household hazardous wastes.

Please note: The county will not be accepting electronics at the collection events; household hazardous waste will be accepted only.

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Locations and hours

All 2020 events are held Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cancelled: Minnetonka, May 8 and 9

In an effort to protect our staff and our community, Hennepin County is not holding the Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled on May 8 and 9 in Minnetonka.

Residents are encouraged to safely store their household hazardous waste until we are able to accept items again. Safe storage tips can be found by viewing our household hazardous waste page.

St. Louis Park, June 12 and 13

Senior High School
6425 West 33rd Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Minneapolis, June 26 and 27

Pillsbury Elementary School
(enter off 22nd Ave. NE)
2250 NE Garfield St.
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Minneapolis, July 31 and August 1

Anthony Middle School
(enter off Sunrise Drive)
5757 Irving Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Minneapolis, August 7 and 8

South High School
(enter off 21st Ave. S)
3131 19th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Orono/Wayzata, September 18 and 19

Hennepin County Public Works Orono Shop
3880 Shoreline Dr
Orono, MN 55391

Location note: Some navigation apps will list this address as Wayzata and some will list it as Orono. Both will bring you to the correct location.



  • Follow the signs and stay in line.
  • Be prepared to show your driver's license or other proof of county residence.
  • Events will be shut down during inclement weather.
  • Secure products so they don't tip over or leak.

Materials accepted


Materials are accepted for free from households only. Businesses must manage their waste properly – see our commercial hazardous waste information.

Please note: The county will not be accepting electronics at the collection events.

Household, lawn and garden products


  • Flammable or petroleum based


  • Pressurized or containing product



Drain cleaner

Driveway sealer

Fire extinguishers

Flammable products

Gas cylinders

  • Propane less than 40 lbs.
  • Specialty gases less than 59 lbs. will be evaluated
  • Some may not be accepted due to management restrictions


  • Limit three 5-gallon pails
  • No limit on pails 1-gallon or smaller

Paint thinners, solvents and strippers

PCB ballasts

  • Must be removed from fixtures

Pesticides, insecticides and herbicides

Photographic and hobby chemicals

Pool chemicals

Rechargeable tools

Wood preservatives

Mercury-containing items

Fluorescent bulbs and HID lamps

  • Limit 25



Auto and fuel wastes

Diesel fuel

Fuel additives


  • Containers will not be returned


Starter fluid

Vehicle lead-acid batteries


Not accepted






  • Food waste
  • Furniture
  • Carpet
  • Lumber
  • Empty paint cans
  • Etc.

Gas cylinders

  • Propane greater than 40 lbs
  • Gases requiring special management
  • All gases greater than 59 lbs.

Medicines or infectious wastes

Motor oil and filters*



  • Scrap metal
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Cans and bottles
  • Etc.*


*Accepted at the county's permanent drop-off facilities. Fees may apply on certain items.

Refer to the Green Disposal Guide for additional disposal options.

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