Drop off your household hazardous wastes June 4

Hennepin County will stage a household hazardous waste collection in Southwest on Saturday, June 4 at Armatage Park, West 58th Street & Russell Avenue South.

At the 9 a.m.-1 p.m. event, you can drop off the following items:

  • Adhesives (flammable or petroleum-based)

  • Aerosols (pressurized or containing product)

  • Auto wastes (fuel additives, starter fluid, waxes, but no motor oil)

  • Cleaning solvents

  • Corrosives

  • Drain cleaners

  • Driveway sealers

  • Flammable liquids

  • Fuels (gasoline, kerosene, diesel)

  • Fluorescent and HID lamps

  • Household batteries (AA, C, D, rechargeable, etc.)

  • Lead-based paint chips

  • Mercury items (thermometers, thermostats, etc.)

  • Rechargeable appliances (cordless tools, weed whips, etc.)

  • Paints, paint stripper, stains, varnishes, thinners

  • Pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, etc.)

  • Photographic and hobby chemicals

  • Pool chemicals

  • Wood preservatives

Common items not collected include appliances and consumer electronics, asbestos, construction debris, empty paint cans (you can throw those in the garbage), explosives, lead-acid batteries, oil, recyclables, tires or yard wastes.

Containers can be no larger than 5 gallons.

The county also maintains year-round drop-off sites at 1400 W. 96th St. in Bloomington and 8100 Jefferson Hwy. in Brooklyn Park. Call the county's 24-hour Info Line at 348-6500 for hours and materials accepted.

There's also information at the county's Web site, www.hennepin.us.