Household Hazardous Waste

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Open a cupboard in your kitchen, basement or garage, and read a few product labels. If they contain the words caution, warning, danger or poison, they may contain materials that are hazardous to you, to your family and to our environment if not used up or disposed of properly.

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.

Don’t throw these materials in the garbage or pour them down the sewer or on the ground. Instead, use them up or bring them to one of the following locations where they will be properly managed.


Permanent Facility

The Environmental Center is open year round to residents for household hazardous waste disposal. For hours of operation, materials accepted and delivery instructions, visit the Environmental Center page.

Environmental Center
116 Peavey Circle
Chaska, MN 55318
(952) 361-1800 or (952) 361-1835

Collection Events

Carver County hosts collection events each year where residents can drop off household hazardous waste at no charge.

SPRING Special Waste Collection
Saturday, May 20, 2017
8 AM – 12 PM

NYA Central High School (parking lot)
531 Morse Street
Norwood Young America, MN 55368

FALL Special Waste Collection
Saturday, September 9, 2017
8 AM – 12 PM

NYA Central High School (parking lot)
531 Morse Street
Norwood Young America, MN 55368
 
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Saturday, April 29, 2017
8 AM – 1 PM
 
Douglas Kugler Eco-Site
676 Industrial Blvd
Watertown, MN 55388
 
Please note – Residents from the following counties may utilize the Environmental Center and Carver County Collection Events for household hazardous waste disposal: Anoka County, Carver County, Dakota County, Hennepin County, Ramsey County and Washington County. Residents living in counties not listed here should contact their county for disposal options.

 

 You can find more information about household hazardous waste disposal at www.rethinkrecycling.com.