Household Hazardous Waste
This page has information about household hazardous waste (HHW),
What is household hazardous
Unusable or unwanted chemicals are considered household
hazardous waste when their disposal poses an environmental or
health threat. When disposed of in the garbage, down the drain or
on the ground, some household chemicals can threaten our
environment, harm garbage collectors or hurt you.
Household hazardous waste does not include waste from businesses or
organizations. Although the wastes may be similar in nature, business hazardous
waste is strictly regulated in the State of Minnesota. For hazardous business
waste information, contact Anoka County Environmental Services.
Most household hazardous wastes are hazardous because they are
flammable, corrosive or toxic. Characteristic words indicate the type of hazard posed by a product - flammable, corrosive or toxic. Look for the signal words on the label. Signal words - caution, warning, danger, poison -
indicate the products degree of hazard.
To help protect the environment and your health, choose the
least hazardous product to get the job done.
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Household Hazardous Waste Facility
The facility accepts household hazardous waste from residents of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties. Businesses, schools and other organizations may NOT
use the HHW facility.
There is no charge to use the site. Bring identification,
such as a driver's license, as proof of residency.
Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C. operates the household hazardous waste facility under contract to Anoka
Location: 3230 101st Ave NE, Blaine.
From Highway 65: Go east on 105th Avenue, past the
National Sports Center. Turn right (south) on Radisson Road (CSAH 52). Turn
left (east) on 101st Avenue at the traffic light. Drive east 1/4 mile to 3230.
Watch for green "Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility" signs.
From 35W: Exit at 95th Avenue and go west. Follow the curve onto
Radisson Road (CSAH 52) going north. Turn right (east) on 101st Avenue. Drive
east 1/4 mile to 3230. Watch for green "Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste
Hours of Operation:
April - October
Wednesday: 2 - 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed Independence Day.
November - March
Wednesday: 2 - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed New Year's Day and Christmas.
Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility Brochure: This trifold brochure provides the address and a location map, driving directions, hours of operation, acceptable and unacceptable materials, safe transportation guidelines, and the telephone number for information.
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How to use the Household
Hazardous Waste Facility
The facility accepts household hazardous waste from residents of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties. Bring identification, such as a drivers
license, as proof of residency.
Before going to the site, you may wish to use Anoka County's recycling and disposal directory to find out if there are other options for your items.
Examples of what to bring to the HHW facility:
Aerosol cans that have contents remaining, antifreeze, driveway sealer,
fluorescent and HID bulbs and CFLs,
gasoline and other fuels, mercury, paint (liquid only), paint stripper,
paint thinner, pesticides, used motor oil, used oil filters, varnish, wood
preservatives, and other household products that are corrosive, flammable,
combustible or poisonous.
Do not bring:
Ammunition, appliances, asbestos, batteries, dried paint, electronics,
empty containers, explosives, garbage, radioactive wastes, or tires. For
disposal options for unacceptable materials, use Anoka County's recycling and disposal directory, or
call Anoka County Integrated Waste Management, 763-323-5730.
Wastes from businesses, schools or organizations are not accepted. For
information about hazardous waste from a business or organization, contact Anoka County Environmental Services.
When you arrive at the facility:
When you arrive at the facility,
drive to the back of the building by following the traffic cones. Please remain in your vehicle until a technician assists you.
Safe Transportation Tips:
Do not mix products.
Seal containers tightly to prevent leaks. Place any leaking
containers into another container, such as a plastic bucket with a
Place containers upright in sturdy boxes to prevent tipovers
and spills in your vehicle.
Do not tape fluorescent tubes together.
For more information on household hazardous waste, call Anoka
County Integrated Waste Management, 763-323-5730 or e-mail email@example.com
(Please specify whether inquiry is for a business or a home, city
where business or home is located, specific material or waste for
which you want recycling/disposal information.)
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Anoka County Integrated Waste Management
2100 3rd Avenue, STE 340
Anoka, MN 55303-5032
Phone: 763-323-5730 | Fax: 763-323-5731 | E-mail:
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