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Residential Disposal Information

Aerosol Cans

Empty aerosol cans can go in the garbage. Filled or partially filled aerosol cans are accepted at the Carver County Environmental Center.


Air Conditioners

See Appliance Disposal.


Aluminum Cans

The Carver County Environmental Center and Carver County Recycling Drop-Off Locations accept aluminum.  


Antifreeze

Minnesota Statute 115A.916 prohibits antifreeze from being placed on land or with solid waste. Never place antifreeze in a septic system or storm drain. The Carver County Environmental Center ACCEPTS as household hazardous waste.


Appliance Disposal

Major appliances are banned from disposal at solid waste facilities and processing centers by Minnesota law.

 

Carver County Environmental Center

116 Peavey Circle

Chaska

(952) 361-1835

 

Appliance Service

13122 Johnson Memorial Drive

Shakopee

(952) 445-5755

 

 

 

  Dem Con Landfill

  3601 130th St W
  Shakopee

  (952) 445-1848 


  Waste Management

  600 W. Railroad St.

  Norwood

  (952) 467-2998 


  JR's Appliance Disposal

  8980 Jefferson Trail West

  Inver Grove Heights

  (651) 451-9215


Asbestos

The Carver County household hazardous waste (HHW) program cannot collect friable asbestos due to worker safety issues. The MN Department of Health discourages homeowners from removing or disturbing all asbestos containing materials and recommends the use of asbestos abatement professionals. Contact MNDH at (652) 215-1900 (www.health.state.mn.us) or MPCA at (651) 297-8685 (www.pca.state.mn.us) for specific recommendations and information.

 

The following vendors accept friable asbestos from households. Be sure to call ahead for hours and locations as well as packaging and transport instructions.

 

     Elk River                                   (763) 441-2464

     Spruce Ridge, Glencoe              (320) 864-5503

     Buffalo, Onyx Landfill                 (320) 963-3158

     MAVO systems                         (763) 788-7713


Ballasts
Ballasts from fluorescent lamp fixtures are assumed to contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) unless they are marked or tested to show they do not contain PCBs. Ballasts marked by the manufacturer stating they do not contain PCBs are not regulated as hazardous waste. They may be recycled or disposed with your regular garbage. Ballasts with PCBs are hazardous and must be managed as a hazardous waste. The Carver County Environmental Center ACCEPTS as household hazardous waste.


Batteries, Ni-CAD

The Carver County Environmental Center ACCEPTS as household hazardous waste.


Battery (Button & Alkaline) Recycling Locations


Bicycles

The Carver County Environmental Center ACCEPTS bicycles for a fee.


Brush/Yard Waste
Please check with your local city or township to see if they have a yard waste compost site.  The following are suggestions for residents to take brush and yard waste.

Carver County Environmental Center

116 Peavey Circle

Chaska, MN

(952) 361-1800

 

NRG Processing Solutions

14800 Johnson Memorial Hwy. (Hwy 169)

4 miles S of Shakopee on 169 & C.R. 14

Shakopee, MN

(952) 445-2139

Eklund's Tree Service

4220 Co Rd 10

Watertown, MN

(952) 955-1136


Cardboard

The Carver County Environmental Center and Carver County Recycling Drop-Off Locations accept cardboard.


Carpet

Ask your carpet dealer about carpet made from post-consumer recycled material. Use the classified ads to buy or sell used carpet. It can be reused on the floors of cars, trucks, boats, fish houses and household utility rooms. Your garbage hauler may accept carpet for a fee.  Call first, or bring it to a landfill for a fee.


Clothing

Donate clean clothing in good condition to a charity, or sell it through consignment shops, second-hand stores and garage sales. The following may accept clothing in good condition.

CAP Agency Thrift Shop               Goodwill Industries              Salvation Army

712 Canterbury Rd So                  1025 Hill St                         (612) 332-5855

Shakopee                                    Hopkins

(952) 402-9878                            (952) 935-2760

 

Carver County Environmental Center

116 Peavey Circle

Chaska

(952) 361-1835


Demolition/Construction Waste

Demolition/Construction Debris - means solid waste resulting from the demolition or construction of buildings, roads, and other man-made structures, including but not limited to, materials such as concrete, brick, bituminous concrete, untreated wood, masonry, glass, rock, and plastic building parts. Demolition debris does not include asbestos wastes. Demolition Land Disposal Facility - means an area of land used for the disposal of Demolition Debris.

 

Disposal Options:

 

Burnsville Sanitary Landfill              Dem-Con Landfill

2650 West Cliff Road                    3601 W 130th Street

Burnsville                                      Shakopee

(952) 890-3248                             (952) 445-5755


Demolition/Construction Waste Haulers

Biffs Boxes, LLC

8610 Hansen Ave

Shakopee

(952) 403-1221

Clean Sweep Roll-Off Service

8600 Hansen Ave

Shakopee

(952) 403-1440

Haul-Tech, LLC

7675 W Highway 13

Savage

(952) 890-9616

Lloyd's Construction Services

7207 W 128th Street

Savage

(952) 746-5832

Thaemert Custom Work, Inc.

953 Park Ave

Hamburg

(952) 467-3858

Waconia Roll-Off, Inc.

PO Box 196

Waconia

(952) 442-4848


Driveway Sealer

Do not place in your garbage. Unused driveway sealer should be stored where it will not freeze. When sealer freezes, it separates and becomes unusable. Leftover driveway sealer can be taken to the Carver County Environmental Center.


Electronics

Electronics include TVs, VCRs, tape players, computers, stereos, radios.  The Carver County Environmental Center ACCEPTS for a fee.

 

Carver County Environmental Center                   Materials Processing Corporation

116 Peavey Circle                                              Eagan

Chaska                                                             (651) 681-8099

(952) 361-1835

 

 

Asset Recovery Corporation                               Electronic Recovery

2299 Territorial Rd                                             Minneapolis

St. Paul                                                             (612) 338-2466
(651) 602-0789


Fluorescent Bulbs

Fluorescent lamps and high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps, including mercury vapor, high-pressure sodium, and metal halide lamps, are banned from solid waste disposal in Minnesota because they contain mercury. The Carver County Environmental Center ACCEPTS fluorescent bulbs.


Gasoline

The Carver County Environmental Center ACCEPTS gasoline as household hazardous waste.


Glass

Glass bottles and jars can be brought to the Carver County Environmental Center and Carver County Recycling Drop-Off Locations.


Haulers (Refuse & Recycling Haulers Operating in Carver County)

Allied Waste Services

9813 Flying Cloud Drive

Eden Prairie

(952) 941-5174

 

Elite Waste Disposal

845 Corporate Drive

Jordan

(952) 445-4301

 

Franck's Sanitation

PO Box 405

NYA

(952) 467-3663

 

GarbageMan, A Green Company
13895 Industrial Park Blvd, Suite 100

Plymouth

(952) 856-4176

Lakeville Sanitary Service

PO Box 769

Lakeville

(952) 469-5161

 

Randy's Sanitation

4351 US Hwy 12 SE

Delano

(763) 479-3335

 

TCW Disposal

953 Park Ave
Hamburg
952-467-3858

  

Waste Management

128 6th St No

Winsted

(320) 485-2372


Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste can be taken to the Carver County Environmental Center.  The materials listed below are accepted.

  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze
  • Auto batteries
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Gasoline
  • Household cleaners
  • Latex/oil paint
  • Lawn and garden products
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Pesticides
  • Propane tanks/gas cylinders
  • Tires (fee)
  • Thermostats
  • Used oil/filters
  • Weed killer
  • Most products labeled dangerous, flammable, poison, combustible, corrosive


Landfills

Burnsville Sanitary Landfill

2650 W. Cliff Road

Burnsville

(952) 890-3248

 

 

Elk River Landfill

22460 Hwy 169

Elk River

(763) 441-2464

 

 

Pine Bend Landfill

2495 East 17th St

Inver Grove Heights

(651) 457-2778

 

 


Spruce Ridge Landfill

Waste Management

Glencoe

(320) 864-5503

 

Superior FCR Landfill

175 Co Rd 37 NE

Buffalo

(320) 963-3158

 


Lawnmowers

The Carver County Environmental Center ACCEPTS for a fee.  All gasoline and oil must be drained first.  


Lumber (treated)/Railroad Ties

 

Burnsville Sanitary Landfill

2650 Cliff Rd West

Burnsville

(952) 890-3248

 

 

 

Elk River Landfill

22460 Hwy 169

Elk River

(612) 441-2464


Magazines

Donate magazines to doctor and dental offices, hospitals, and nursing homes, or put them in your lunchroom at work. Pass along items to interested friends. Magazines can be brought to the Carver County Environmental Center or any of the Carver County Recycling Drop-Off Locations.


Mattresses

Call your garbage hauler to see if they will pick it up for a fee or take it to a landfill.

Dem-Con Recovery & Recycling--Mattress or Box Spring--$23.40/item

13020 Dem-Con Drive

Shakopee

(952) 445-5755


Oil & Oil Filters

It is illegal and unsafe to put used motor oil and oil filters in the garbage, on the ground or in storm sewers.

Carver County operates several drop-off locations that are open year round for Carver County residential use.

Chaska

Carver County Environmental Center

116 Peavey Circle

Chaska

(952) 361-1835

 

Waconia

City Public Works

1250 Hwy 284

Norwood Young America

Recycling Drop-Off

West Railroad & Co Rd 33

 

Watertown

County Public Works

313 East Territorial


Privately Owned
(during business hours only)

Chaska

Checker Auto Parts

1340 Crystal Lane, #A

 

Oil must be emptied into the red tanks and filters into the 55-gallon drums provided. All containers and boxes must be removed from the site.


Paint/Paint Cans

Empty cans with completely dry paint may be placed in the garbage. Leave the cover off so your garbage hauler can see that the can is empty and dry. The Carver County Environmental Center ACCEPTS as household hazardous waste.


Paper

You can drop off at the Carver County Environmental Center or any of the Carver County Recycling Drop-Off Locations.


Pesticides

Pesticides are accepted the Carver County Environmental Center.


Plastic Bag Recycling

Collection bins can be found throughout the metropolitan area at all Twin Cities Byerly's, Cub Foods, Lunds and Kowalski's Markets, as well as Hennepin County Recycling Centers in Bloomington and Brooklyn Park.


Scrap Metal

The Carver County Environmental Center ACCEPTS scrap metal.


Sharps (Needles)

We do not accept needles or syringes at the Carver County Environmental Center.

The following steps are recommended for disposal of needles (home sharps):

  • Check and see if your clinic or pharmacy has a take-back needle program.

  • Call your garbage hauler and inform them of the need for home sharps disposal. Discuss the container method and if your hauler wants them separated from the garbage. Not all garbage haulers collect home sharps.

STERICYCLE, INC......................................................1-800-355-8773, Ext 2016.  Medical waste disposal mail back program (fee). Call for mailers and supplies.


Tires

Tires are banned from landfill disposal by Minnesota Law. Some tires can be retreaded and reused. The Carver County Environmental Center ACCEPTS for a fee.