"Ask the MPCA” features questions the agency has received on topics we work on, from waste disposal, water and air quality, and chemicals in products to recycling and reuse, contaminated sites, and septic systems. If you have a question for MPCA staff, submit it using our web form.
We're a landscaping company that needs to dispose of some chemicals. What should we do with them?
I've switched to non-lead fishing tackle to protect wildlife in Minnesota. How do I safely dispose of the lead stuff?
Can my neighbor just dig a hole and throw his garbage in it?
Can you dispose of cremated human remains on a public lake?
Here are some smashing good ways to dispose of your jack-o-lanterns without tossing them into the garbage.
Businesses, are you wondering how to prevent usable materials from becoming waste?
Switching over to a city sewer system from a septic system? Here's what to do with your current septic tank.
Is it legal to burn fallen branches and leaves in the backyard in St. Paul?
What to do if you find an old fuel oil tank buried on your property.