Public Health and Environment provides services to protect, promote, and improve the environment in Washington County. The goal of these services is to prevent public’s exposure to environmental hazards.
Operation of the Washington County Environmental Center for collection of household hazardous waste
Regulation of food and lodging establishments, swimming pools, manufactured home parks, septic systems, hazardous and solid waste disposal, and public health nuisances
Education resources on food safety, recycling, groundwater protection and waste disposal
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If you are a healthcare provider reporting an infectious disease, visit the Infectious Disease Reporting section of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) website or call 651-430-5414.
To report a concern or complaint about a possible environmental hazard or public health nuisance (PDF), call the department or report online at Report a Concern and submit the information. Your report will go directly to the department for follow up.