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.

What can I do to prevent hazardous waste pollution?

  • Identify hazardous waste products in your home using the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency checklist and disposal guide.
  • 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.