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.

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What Can I Bring To Household Hazardous Waste? 

Rechargeable Batteries
Brake Fluid
Button Batteries
Carburetor Cleaner
Concrete Sealer/Cleaner
Charcoal Lighter Fluid
Car Wax/Polish
Crack Filler or Putty
Driveway Sealer
Drain Cleaners
Furniture Polish
Fuels: Gasoline, Kerosene, etc.
Latex Paint
Leather Cleaner
Mercury Thermometers
Mercury Thermostats
Metal Polish
Nail Polish Remover
Oil Paint
Oven Cleaner
Pool Chemicals
Paint Thinner
Roofing Tar
Rodent Killer/Bait
Stain/Spot Remover
Sharps (Safely Contained)
Used Oil and Filters
Wallpaper Remover/Paste


Battery Disposal

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. 

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Battery Information

HHW Mobile Collections

Mobile collections occur during the summer months. Check for event dates here. 

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 - Menahga/Sebeka

Menahga  9:00am - 11:30am  Menahga Fire Hall

Sebeka 12:00pm - 2:30pm  Northwest Corner of W Minnesota St & US Hwy 71 (Rife Chevrolet Building)

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 - Nimrod/Aldrich

Nimrod  9:00am - 11:30am  Wadena County Garage

Aldrich  12:00 - 2:30pm  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.

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