With spring around the corner, many Minnesota residents are not so eagerly anticipating the large scale cleaning projects that come with the warmer weather. The winter has left Minnesotans stuffed up in their homes, and the ritual spring cleaning is a way to prepare for summer by cleansing the winter out of our systems.
Sometimes with spring cleaning comes a necessity to get rid of old junk, some of which can be hazardous waste. Instead of being irresponsible and simply dumping those hazardous materials in your trash, which in turn is polluting our planet, residents of Anoka County and surrounding areas can be responsible in their clean up and bring their waste to the Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
The facility will switch to warm weather hours come April. Since the facility is only open a few days a week, these hours are an important read for those looking to use its services. From April 1st to October 31st, the facility is open Wednesdays from 2 pm to 8 pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm.
Hazardous wastes accepted by the facility are acids, aerosol cans that are not empty, drain cleaners, driveway sealers, fluorescent bulbs, paint thinner, liquid mercury, motor oil, paint strippers, pesticides, pool chemicals, stains and varnishes, and more.
Not accepted at the Hazardous Waste Facilities are electronics, ammunition, batteries, appliances, tires, and more. For more information on accepted and refused wastes, check out Anoka County’s page.
For more information about the site, directions, or to talk to a representative, call 763-323-5730.