Household Hazardous Waste
The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program was established to properly dispose of household generated hazardous waste. Many household chemicals and items such as batteries, fluorescent lightbulbs* and paint should never be disposed of in the garbage. These items can be harmful to you, wildlife or the environment if they are mishandled. The HHW program accepts these items from Wadena County Residents at the Transfer Station or at HHW Mobile Collections. While most items are accepted free of charge, fluorescent bulbs and fluorescent ballasts containing PCBs are accepted with a charge.
What Can I Bring To Household Hazardous Waste?
|Brake Fluid||Button Batteries||Carburetor Cleaner||Caulking|
|Concrete Sealer/Cleaner||Charcoal Lighter Fluid||Car Wax/Polish||Crack Filler or Putty|
|De-greasers||Driveway Sealer||Drain Cleaners||Furniture Polish|
|Fuels: Gasoline, Kerosene, etc.||Fertilizer||Herbicides||Insecticides|
|Latex Paint||Leather Cleaner||Mercury Thermometers||Mercury Thermostats|
|Metal Polish||Mothballs||Nail Polish Remover||Oil Paint|
|Oven Cleaner||Pool Chemicals||Paint Thinner||Roofing Tar|
|Rodent Killer/Bait||Solvents||Stain/Spot Remover||Sharps (Safely Contained)|
|Turpentine||Used Oil and Filters||Varnish||Wallpaper Remover/Paste|
Battery disposal can be confusing! Any rechargeable or lithium battery should be brought to Household Hazardous Waste for proper handling. Alkaline batteries are safe to put in the trash, as they are no longer contain mercury.
HHW Mobile Collections
Mobile collections occur during the summer months. Check for event dates here.
Tuesday, May 25th - Menahga/Sebeka
Menahga 9:00am - 12:00pm Menahga Fire Hall
Sebeka 12:30pm - 3:30pm Northwest Corner of W Minnesota St & US Hwy 71 (Rife Chevrolet Building)
Tuesday, June 22nd - Nimrod/Aldrich
Nimrod 9:00am - 12:00pm Wadena County Garage
Aldrich 12:30 - 3:30pm Aldrich Community Center 348 Central Ave S
Household Hazardous Waste can be dropped off at the Wadena County Transfer Station any time during normal business hours.