Get rid of your household hazardous wastes at these summer events

You can drop off your household hazardous wastes for free at any of these Hennepin County events in Minneapolis from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday-Saturday.

  • June 23-24, Public Works facility, 3607 E. 44th St. (Enter off 44th Street between Hwy 55 and Snelling Avenue.)
  • July 28-29, Jenny Lind Elementary School, 5025 Bryant Ave. N. (Enter off Dupont Avenue.)
  • Aug. 11-12, Anthony Middle School, 5757 Irving Ave. S. (Enter off Sunrise Drive.)
  • Aug. 18-19, South High School, 3131 19th Ave. S. (Enter off 21st Avenue South.)

Accepted from households

  • Automotive fluids (except oil) and lead-acid batteries
  • Household, lawn and garden hazardous waste
  • Aerosols
  • Batteries – tape both terminals
  • CFLs and other fluorescent lamps and HID lamps (limit 25)
  • Drain, oven and other corrosive cleaners
  • Gas cylinders – propane less than 40 lbs. Specialty gases (oxygen, helium, etc.) less than 59 lbs. will be evaluated onsite; some may not be accepted.
  • Mercury thermostats
  • Paint, stain, varnish, solvents (limit three 5-gallon pails); no limit on 1-gallon pails or smaller)
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals

Not accepted

  • Asbestos
  • Business generated waste
  • Construction debris
  • Electronics*
  • Explosives
  • Garbage*
  • Major appliances*
  • Medicines
  • Oil
  • Oil filters
  • Radioactive material
  • Recyclables – cardboard, glass, metal, paper, phone books, plastic, etc.*
  • Sharps
  • Tires

*These items are accepted curbside through the City of Minneapolis solid waste and recycling program.

For more information, visit or contact Hennepin County Environment and Energy at 612-348-3777 or