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Environmental Services


 Carver County Environmental Center


116 Peavey Circle Chaska, MN 55318

South from Highway 5
Travel south on Highway 41 through two signal lights and take a left onto Peavey Road. Take the first right onto Peavey Circle. The Environmental Center will be on your left.

North from Highway 212
Travel north on Highway 41 through three signal lights and take a right onto Peavey Road. Take the first right onto Peavey Circle. The Environmental Center will be on your left.
Hours of Operation
April through November

Wed. 12 PM – 7 PM
Thur. 12 PM – 6 PM
Fri. 10 AM – 4 PM
Sat. 8 AM – 12 PM

December through March

Wed. 12 PM – 7 PM
Thur. 11 AM – 5 PM Sat. 8 AM – 12 PM



City of Chanhassen residents can bring items to the Carver County Environmental Center on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and receive $20.00 in free recycling fees. Items such as appliances, electronics, tires, yard waste and carpeting have associated fees, but on October 23, 2015, the first $20.00 per address will be free of charge.

Coupons will NOT be accepted on this day and Chanhassen residents must present an ID to verify proof of residency.

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Sinclair at (952) 227-1133.

For a complete list of items and costs, visit the Environmental Center page.

Date: Friday, October 23, 2015
Time: 10 AM – 6 PM
Location: Environmental Center, 116 Peavey Circle, Chaska, MN 55318

Carver County will be offering a Household Hazardous Waste collection on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the ATHC Douglas Kugler Eco-Site from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Household Hazardous Waste items include: latex & oil-based paint, spray paint, paint remover & stripper, thinner, stain & varnish, concrete sealer & driveway sealer, bug spray, insect & rodent killer, fertilizers, lighter fluid, pesticides, pool chemicals, weed killer, aerosol cans, drain cleaner, mercury thermometers & thermostats, nail polish & remover, household cleaners, camping fuels, propane tanks and gasoline & other automotive products.

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 9 AM – 1 PM
Location: ATHC Douglas Kugler Eco-Site, 676 Industrial Blvd, Watertown

If you have any questions, please call (952) 361-1800.

Carver County Public Health and Environment has launched RecycleCarver.org, a website dedicated to everything solid and hazardous waste in Carver County.  In conjunction with the new website, residents and businesses can also follow RecycleCarver on Facebook for current events, interesting facts and news.  Check it out today!  RecycleCarver.org  |  Facebook

Carver County Environmental Services announces the addition of Carver County to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) internet based burning permit system.  Beginning on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, individuals will be able to purchase an open burning permit over the internet.

For those individuals who do not have access to the internet, the traditional paper permits from local Fire Wardens will remain available as they have in the past.

Both types of permits will be valid from the time of purchase through the end of the calendar year in which it was purchased.

The Internet address for the on-line burning permit system is http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/burningpermits.

The on-line permit will cost five dollars ($5.00) annually and the permit will be valid for an entire calendar year.  Individuals can get their permit at the start of the year and, by the use of a telephone or internet-based activation system, can burn at that location throughout the year.

As part of this new system, all permittees within the county will have to activate their permits each day they are going to burn.  This includes the paper issued permits as well as the internet issued permits.  Activating the internet permit may be done on-line or over the phone while those with paper issued permits must call a toll free number.  After providing permit information, permittees will receive a message informing them of current burning regulations and, if they are allowed to burn that day. A confirmation number issued by the system is used to validate daily burning and must be recorded on the permit.

A valid activation number will be the key to enforcement of burning permits.  Enforcement officers will look for a valid activation number, if it is not there, the individual conducting the burn may be cited for illegal burning.

Permits will not be available to residents within the following city limits:  Chanhassen, Chaska, Cologne, Mayer, New Germany, NYA, Waconia and Watertown.  Residents residing in these cities should contact their local municipality or Fire Chief.

update Click HERE to see answers to frequently asked questions regarding the new Open Burning Permit Program. 

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