One-Day Collection Events

Collections Closer to Home

Washington County will sponsor special one-day household hazardous waste collections during the summer and fall in communities throughout the county. Paper shredding will be offered at these events as well. No more than 4 boxes per customer will be accepted. Shredding capacity is limited by the size of the truck and may be reached before the end of the event.

In addition to remote collections, the Washington County Environmental Center in Woodbury provides residents with a free and convenient disposal option for household hazardous waste, electronics, and recyclables all year round.

COVID-19 Procedures for Fall Events

  • Waste must be in the trunk, rear of SUV, or cargo bed. If necessary, please reorganize your waste.
  • Please stay in your vehicle unless directed to self-unload large electronics.
  • Please provide your zip code to the attendant through a cracked window; no driver's license is required.
  • Face coverings are required during your visit. 
  • Electronics weighing more than 50 pounds must be self-unloaded. See attendant for procedures. If you are unable to self-unload at this event, large electronics are unloaded at the Environmental Center in Woodbury.

2020 One-Day Collection Events

Location Date & Time
Forest Lake
Forest Lake Transit Center
19987 Fitzgerald Trail N.

September 12  |  8 am - 2 pm

Forest Lake
Forest Lake Transit Center
19987 Fitzgerald Trail N.

September 19  |  8 am - 2 pm 

Public Works Building
6900 137th Street N

October 3  |  8 am - Noon