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 2019 events are held Friday and Saturday from 9a.m. to 4p.m.

Upcoming events

Minneapolis, August 9 and 10

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

Orono/Wayzata, September 20 and 21

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

Past events

Minneapolis, July 26 and 27

Jenny Lind Elementary School
(enter off Dupont Avenue)
5025 Bryant Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55430

Minneapolis, June 21 and 22

Pillsbury Elementary School
(enter off 22nd Avenue Northeast)
2250 NE Garfield Street
Minneapolis, MN 55418

St. Louis Park, June 14 and 15

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

Minnetonka, May 10 and 11

Minnetonka Public Works Department
11522 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55305

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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