Safely dispose of hazardous waste

Hennepin County plans three hazardous waste collection events in Minneapolis this summer.

That means three opportunities to dispose of household hazardous waste safely and for no charge. Each event runs Thursday through Saturday with materials accepted 9 a.m.–4 p.m. each day.

The collection events are June 2–4 at the Minneapolis Public Works Garage, 3607 E. 44th St.; July 7–9 at Jenny Lind Elementary School, 5025 Bryant Ave. N.; and Aug. 18-20 in the lot located at 340 27th Ave. NE.

Acceptable materials include cans of leftover paints, stains and solvents; mercury-containing thermostats; batteries; pesticides; automotive fluids (except for oil); corrosive cleaning products; and fluorescent bulbs.

Don’t bring electronics, appliances, recyclables or other things that can be disposed of through curbside pickup. Do bring a driver’s license, because you may be asked to prove residence in Hennepin County.

For more information on collection events, including drop-off guidelines a full list of items that will or will not be accepted, go to