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.

Keeping safe

  • Residents should remain in their vehicles unless otherwise directed by staff.
  • Face coverings required.* Masks are available if needed.
  • Items should be stored in the trunk of the vehicle, bed of truck, or in a trailer. Only bring in items that one person can load in a vehicle by themselves. Staff will remove most items from vehicles.
  • Staff have adjusted operations to include 6-ft physical distancing and enhanced cleaning/disinfecting. Staff now wear masks, coveralls and gloves.
  • Residents are encouraged to safely store their household hazardous waste until they are able to attend a collection event. Safe storage tips can be found by viewing our household hazardous waste page.

* Everyone in all county public spaces is required to wear face coverings that cover both mouth and nose and are secured to the head with ties or ear loops.

 

 

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Locations and hours

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

Orono/Wayzata, September 18 and 19

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

Minnetonka, October 9 and 10 

Minnetonka Public Works Department
11522 Minnetonka Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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May - August collection events canceled

The household hazardous waste collection events scheduled from May through August have been canceled. 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.

Canceled: 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.

Canceled: St. Louis Park, June 12 and 13

In an effort to protect our staff and our community, Hennepin County is not holding the Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled on June 12 and 13 in St. Louis Park. 

Canceled: Minneapolis, June 26 and 27

In an effort to protect our staff and our community, Hennepin County is not holding the Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled on June 26 and 27 in Minneapolis. 

Canceled: Minneapolis, July 31 and August 1

In an effort to protect our staff and our community, Hennepin County is not holding the Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled on July 31 and August 1 in Minneapolis. 

Canceled: Minneapolis, August 7 and 8

In an effort to protect our staff and our community, Hennepin County is not holding the Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled on August 7 and 8 in Minneapolis.  

 

Guidelines

  • 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

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

Adhesives

  • Flammable or petroleum based

Aerosols

  • Pressurized or containing product

Batteries

Cleaners

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

Paint

  • 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

Thermometers

Thermostats

Auto and fuel wastes

Diesel fuel

Fuel additives

Gasoline

  • Containers will not be returned

Kerosene

Starter fluid

Vehicle lead-acid batteries

Waxes

Not accepted

Appliances*

Asbestos

Electronics*

Explosives

Garbage

  • 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*

Photocopiers

Recyclables

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

Tires*

*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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