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Household and Hazardous Waste
What is Household Hazardous Waste?
Many products commonly used in the every day cleaning and repair of our homes, maintaining our vehicles, and taking care of our lawns, contain hazardous components – ingredients that are corrosive, toxic, flammable, reactive and/or physically or environmentally hazardous. Products such as oil based paint, varnish and paint remover, drain openers, fuel additives, lighter fluid, lubricants, rust and tar removers, pool chemicals, gasoline contaminated with oil or water, weed killers and other products. If these products are not properly used, stored, and disposed of, they can present a hazard to our health and environment.
Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste Responsibly
Household hazardous waste must be disposed of properly to protect the environments. HHW placed in the trash can contaminate landfills, causing water pollution and expensive cleanup. HHW dumped on the ground can contaminate ground and surface waters as the soil does not filter hazardous chemicals away. HHW poured in storm drains goes directly to our lakes and rivers. HHW should not be emptied into household drains as wastewater treatment plants and septic systems are not designed to process hazardous waste.,
The Lac qui Parle County Environmental Office hosts two Household Hazardous Waste Collections each year. Lac qui Parle County residents may bring Household Hazardous Waste to either collection. The Madison spring and fall collection is held at the County Highway Garage in Madison. The Dawson spring and fall collections are held at the County Highway Shop on the south side of Dawson.
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Regional Facility Option
Lac qui Parle County residents may bring Hazardous Wastes and Usable Hazardous Products year-round to our Regional Facility:
KANDIYOHI COUNTY REGIONAL
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY
1404 SW 22nd Street
Willmar, MN 56201
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday thru Friday
For more information about Recycling and Problem Material Disposal in our Southwest Minnesota Region, please call the Lac qui Parle County Environmental Office.
HHW Collection Events:
May 24 (3:00p - 6:00p)
Madison County Highway Garage
September 20 (3:00p - 6:00p)
Dawson County Highway Shop
Acceptable and Unacceptable Waste to be brought to HHW Collections
What CAN be thrown away or poured down the drain?
- Empty Containers
- Empty Aerosol Cans
- Empty Paint Cans and Dried-Out Paint
- Glass Cleaner
- Alkaline Batteries
- Fertilizer (without weed killer)