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Environmental Center Brochure 

*Please note:  Residents from the following counties may utilize the Environmental Center and Carver County Collection Events for material disposal: Anoka County, Carver County, Dakota County, Hennepin County, Ramsey County and Washington County.  Please be prepared to present your driver's license upon arrival.  Residents living in counties not listed here should contact their county for disposal options.

Location and Directions

116 Peavey Circle
Chaska, MN  55318

South on Hwy 41 from Hwy 5:
Go through two signal lights.  Take a left on Peavey Road and the next right on Peavey Circle.  The Environmental Center will be on your left.

North on Hwy 41 from 212:
Take the first right (Peavey Road) after Hazeltine Blvd.  Take another right on Peavey Circle.  The Environmental Center will be on your left.

Hours of Operation

Summer Hours:  April through November
Wednesdays:  12pm - 7pm
Thursdays:  12pm - 6pm
Fridays:  10am - 4pm
Saturdays:  8am - 12pm

Winter Hours:  December through March
Wednesdays:  12pm - 7pm
Thursdays:  11am - 5pm
Saturdays:  8am - 12pm

The Environmental Center will be CLOSED on the following dates in 2017:
Sat. 9/2, Fri. 11/10, Sat. 11/11, Thur. 11/23, Fri. 11/24, Sat. 11/25, Sat. 12/23

Items accepted at NO CHARGE

  • Batteries (automotive & all household)
  • Cartridges (inkjet & printer)
  • Clothing, Shoes, & Usable Goods
  • Cooking Oil (vegetable, peanut, canola, olive, soybean, corn, & sunflower)
  • Household Hazardous Waste
    • latex paint, oil-based paint, paint remover, stripper, thinner, stain, varnish, aerosol cans, mercury thermometers & thermostats, household cleaners, bug killer, fertilizer, pesticides, weed killer, propane tanks, gasoline
  • Organics
    • all food products including meat & bones, coffee grounds, non-recyclable paper such as pizza boxes, paper towels, paper plates, paper napkins and waxed paper containers
  • Plastic Bags & Shrink Wrap (must be clean and dry)
  • General Recyclables (newspaper, mail, office paper, magazines, cardboard, boxboard, steel & aluminum cans, glass bottles & jars, plastic food & beverage containers #1-7, milk cartons & juice boxes)
  • Residential Electronics (excluding TVs & monitors)
    • cpu, laptop, printer, scanner, keyboard, mouse, VCR and DVD players, CD players, stereo, speakers
  • Residential Fluorescent Bulbs (maximum of 25 bulbs)
  • Scrap Metal (all non metal material must be removed)
  • Used Motor Oil, Filters & Antifreeze (5 gal containers or smaller)

Items accepted for a FEE

  • Appliances - $10.00
    • Refrigerator, dishwasher, air conditioner, stove, microwave, water softener, water heater, washer, dryer, dehumidifier
  • Appliances (ammonia based)
    • Ammonia Refrigerators <4ft tall - $150.00
    • Ammonia Refrigerators >4ft tall - $300.00
    • Ammonia Air Conditioners - $1,000.00
  • Bicycles - $3.00
  • Business Batteries - $0.25/pound
  • Business Electronics - $0.50/pound
  • Business Fluorescent Bulbs (over 50 please call ahead)
    •  4 ft and under - $0.40
    • Greater than 4 ft - $0.75
    • Compact (CFLs) - $0.60
    • Irregular shape - $1.00
    • HID - $2.30
    • High Pressure HG - $12.00
    • Broken - $2.14/pound
    • Ballasts - $0.89/pound
  • Carpeting - $10.00 (12' x 12', must be clean and dry.  Padding is accepted)
  • Commercial Appliances - $1.25/cubit ft
  • Lawnmowers/small engine devices - $5.00 (drain all fluids)
  • Mattress/Box Spring - $20.00/each (must be clean, dry, and free of bugs)
  • Residential Electronics (TVs & monitors) - $10.00
  • Tires
    • Car, truck, SUV - $2.00
    • Semi - $7.50
    • Farm (small) front - $4.00
    • Farm (large) rear - $25.00
  • Treadmills - $10.00 
  • Yard Waste - $1.00/bag or $8.00/cubic yard

Items NOT accepted

  • Furniture, trash/garbage, toilets, construction & demolition debris, business hazardous waste, wood (other than tree debris)

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