Hazardous Waste

Hazards in the Home


Many products commonly used in the home contain hazardous components -- ingredients that are corrosive, toxic, flammable, reactive, and/or physically or environmentally hazardous. This list of products may include such items as varnish and paint remover, fuel additives, lighter fluid, lubricants, rust and tar removers, pool chemicals, fuel cylinders, gasoline contaminated with oil or water, pesticides, and other products. Because of the potential hazard, special handling is often required when managing these products once they are no longer needed by the consumer. Such leftover household products are considered to be household hazardous waste (HHW) and can pose significant risks to human health and the environment.

Location & Hours

HHW Building
The Household Hazardous Waste facility located at the Crow Wing County Solid Waste Disposal Site is a free service available for County Residents to dispose of their hazardous waste. This facility is open during the summer months from May to October, every second Wednesday and second Saturday of the month from 8 am - 4 pm.

Off Season Collection Hours


During the winter months, the Household Hazardous Waste Building is closed. If residents must dispose of their hazardous waste during the months of November through April, we will be collecting on December 14, January 11, February 8, and March 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Please contact the Solid Waste Office at 218-824-1010 with any questions you may have.
HHW Winter Collection

Procedures


Check in at the Landfill Office for instructions and waste inspections. Proceed to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility as directed by the Landfill Office attendant.


Dangers


Household hazardous waste not only threatens the health and safety of our families and ourselves, but also causes damage to the environment. The water we drink, the air we breathe, and the fish and wildlife we enjoy here in central Minnesota can also be harmed by HHW, but it doesn't have to be that way if people dispose of those wastes properly.

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