Hennepin County organizes collection events throughout the year to give residents more convenient, local disposal options for their household hazardous wastes.
Upcoming community collection events
Events are held Thursday through Saturday, and sites are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day of the collection.
May 2 - 4
City of Shorewood - Public Works Department
24200 Smithtown Road (Map It!)
May 16 - 18
City of Minnetonka - Public Works Department
11422 Minnetonka Blvd. (Map It!)
June 13 - 15
City of St. Louis Park - St. Louis Park Junior High School
2025 Texas Ave. S. (Map It!)
Here's a slideshow of pictures taken during past collection events:
Permanent drop-off facilities
Our permanent drop-off facilities are open year round and accept all your problem wastes, including hazardous waste, electronics, appliances, automotive wastes, and more!
Materials are accepted from households only. Businesses must manage their waste properly; see the A to Z How-to-Get-Rid-of-It Guide for more information.
Household, Lawn and Garden Products
- Adhesives (flammable or petroleum based)
- Aerosols (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
- Paint (limit three 5-gallon pails)
- 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
- Fluorescent bulbs and HID lamps (limit 25)
Electronics (limit five of each type)
- DVD players and VCRs
- TVs, etc.
Auto and Fuel Wastes
- Diesel fuel
- Fuel additives
- Gasoline (containers will not be returned)
- Starter fluid
- Vehicle lead-acid batteries
No motor oil
- 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.
- Medical or infectious wastes
- Motor oil and filters* (Find additional motor oil recycling options at Earth911.com)
- Radioactive wastes (i.e. smoke detectors)
- Recyclables (scrap metal, paper, cardboard, cans and bottles, etc.)*
*Accepted at the county's permanent drop-off facilities. Fees may apply on certain items.