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.
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).
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
- Dried paint
- Empty containers
- Radioactive wastes
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 secure lid.
- Place containers upright in sturdy boxes to prevent tip-overs and spills in your vehicle.
- Do not tape fluorescent tubes together.
For more information on household hazardous waste, refer to the contact information on the right.
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.