Products that are not properly used, stored, and disposed of can present a hazard to our health and our environment.
Loons die from lead fishing tackle. Anglers can purchase tackle made from non-toxic materials, such as tungsten, tin, bismuth, and steel. Dispose of lead tackle at your county’s household hazardous waste collection site.
Regional, local, and mobile facilities collect household hazardous waste in Minnesota.
Vape pen and e-cigarette batteries and nicotine-containing juice can be dangerous if not handled and disposed of properly.
Be safe, recycle your batteries the right way—don’t put them in your recycling bin!
Chemicals are part of our lives. However, there are reasons to be cautious about our exposure to some chemicals.
It is important to manage and dispose of needles, lancets, and syringes (sharps) safely to prevent injury and disease transmission from needle-sticks.
Locate licensed locations that collect unwanted prescription drugs and medications in Minnesota. Most collection bins are located indoors and accessible during normal business hours.
Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin, a poisonous substance that damages or destroys nerve tissue. Learn how to minimize risks from mercury in your home.
Find out what products are considered hazardous and where you will find them in your home. Most hazardous products can be dropped off at your local household hazardous waste facility.