HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
A household hazardous product is a material that contains a hazard component. To see if a product is hazardous, read the label and look for hazardous signal words as follows:
Flammable ~ Ignitable ~ Combustible ~ Poisonous ~ Toxic ~ Corrosive ~ Reactive
Also beware of the hazard words which tell you the level of hazard. They are:
Caution ~ Warning ~ Danger ~ Posion
What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?
Household products that can present a hazard to our health and our environment when not properly used, stored or disposed of, are considered Household Hazardous Waste.
The following hazardous materials are required by Minnesota State Law to be recycled:
- Used Motor Oil & Oil Filters: Recycle oil and oil filters any place in the State of MN that provides oil change services.
- Vehicle Batteries: Recycle auto batteries at any business that sells auto batteries.
- Rechargeable batteries, Small Sealed Lead Acid (often labeled "PB-acid" or "lead acid"), Nickel Cadmium (often labeled "Ni-Cad"), Lithium (often labeled "Li", "CR", or "BR"): Please deliver to a Household Hazardous Waste Facility during their business hours.
- Tires: most tire dealers accept tires for recycling (for a fee) as does the Renville County Demolition Landfill. (The transfer station in Redwood Falls does NOT accept tires)
- Fluorescent bulbs or High Intensity Discharge Lamps: Call for more information.