Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Using 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. For more information on the facility, please refer to the facility brochure (PDF).

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.

Boxed HHW
  1. Accepted Items
  2. Do Not Bring
  3. Safe Transportation Tips
  4. Facility Guidelines

Accepted Items

  • Aerosol cans that have contents remaining
  • Antifreeze
  • Driveway sealer
  • Fluorescent and HID bulbs and CFLs
  • Gasoline and other fuels
  • Household batteries (alkaline, lithium ion, cell phone, power tool batteries, button batteries, rechargeable batteries, etc.)  
  • Mercury
  • Paint (liquid only)
  • Paint stripper
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides 
  • Propane tanks
  • Sharps
  • Used motor oil
  • Used oil filters
  • Varnish
  • Wood preservatives
  • Other household products that are corrosive, flammable, combustible, or poisonous.

More On Household Hazardous Waste

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 product’s degree of hazard.

To help protect the environment and your health, choose the least hazardous product to get the job done.

Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C. operates the household hazardous waste facility under contract to Anoka County.