Proper Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste (HHW) includes products such as motor oil, oil-based paint, weed killer and drain opener. These products must be labeled with “caution,” “warning,” “danger,” or “poison” to indicate that they are hazardous.

Preventing Hazardous Waste

See below for tips on preventing hazardous waste pollution:

  • Identify hazardous waste products in your home using the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency checklist (PDF) and disposal guide (PDF).
  • Handle and dispose of identified products properly at your local HHW facility.
  • Recycle unused products at your local Reuse Room.
  • Limit the strength and quantity of hazardous products you use.
  • Consider using common household alternatives to toxic products.

Additional Resources

Household Hazardous Waste Shelf
Household Hazardous Waste - Facility Customer Dropoff