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.

View the 2018 events flyer (PDF)

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Locations and hours

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

June 15 and 16

St. Louis Park Middle School
(enter off West 22nd Street)
2025 Texas Ave. S
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

June 22 and 23

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

July 27 and 28

Jenny Lind Elementary School
(enter off Dupont Ave.)
5025 Bryant Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55430

August 10 and 11

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

August 17 and 18

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

September 21 and 22

Public Works Department
24200 Smithtown Rd.
Shorewood, MN 55331


  • 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

  • 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 and all gases greater than 59 lbs.
  • Medicines or infectious wastes - find medicine disposal drop boxes
  • 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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