Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility

Facility Closes for the Season

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Product ReUse Center have closed for the 2018 season. The last day open was Tuesday, October 30th. The facility reopens on the first Tuesday in April 2019 (see calendar below). If you have household hazardous waste to dispose of, please follow these simple steps to safely store your items over the winter.
  • Keep products away from heat sources, such as furnaces, as many release dangerous gases if they catch fire
  • Do not store products where they can freeze
  • Keep products in the original containers with labels attached
  • Do not mix products
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets 

About the Program​

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program operates with a permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. It is permitted to accept wastes from households only, located in Blue Earth, Nicollet and Le Sueur Counties, not from businesses, non-profits or institutions. 

  • Products should be in their original containers, and kept separate
  • All products should be identified
  • Products should not be kept in hot cars in the sun
  • Products should not be frozen

Location


The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at:
651 Summit Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001

Hours


  • April through October (2019 HHW Calendar)
    • Tuesdays - Noon to 6:00 pm
    • Second Saturday of each month - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • November through March - Closed

Products


Here is a partial listing of products accepted at the HHW facility:

Household Products
> Aerosol cans > Furniture polishes
> Aluminum cleaners > Household cleaners
> Ammonia-based cleaners  > Metal polish with solvents
> Bug/insect sprays > Oven cleaners
> Cooking oil > Paints 
> Degreasers > Window cleaners 
> Floor care products  
Garage Products
> Adhesives > Kerosene
> Antifreeze > Mineral spirits
> Battery acids > Motor oil
> Car waxes > Oil filters 
> Caulking compounds > Paint thinners 
> Charcoal lighter fluid > Roofing tars 
> Diesel fuel > Solvents 
> Fuel oils > Turpentine
> Gasoline > Vehicle batteries
> Glues  > Wood preservatives
Miscellaneous
> Artists' paints & mediums  > Lighter fluids
> Button batteries > Moth balls 
> Decorative light strings > Photographic chemicals 
> Dry cleaning solvents  > Propane tanks (up to 20 lbs. or less) 
> Extension cords  > Rat poisons 
> Farm pesticides > Rechargeable batteries 
> Fertilizers > Swimming pool acids
> Fiberglass epoxies > Thermometers (Mercury) 
> Fire extinguishers > Thermostats
> Fluorescent bulbs > Weed killers
> Lawn / garden products  


Contact Information


For more information, call (507) 304-4242.