Free Product Room COVID-19 Procedures
- Limited number of customers; customers will be asked to wait outside when full.
- Customers must wear a face covering.
- Shopping time will be limited to 10 minutes.
- Product limit: 10 products total; No more than four products per category.
- Latex paint limit: three 5-gallon and five 1-gallon containers still apply.
- No pets.
- No one under 18 years of age will be allowed.
COVID-19 Drop-off ProceduresThese new procedures will result in longer wait times. Thank you for your patience.
Protecting the Environment
Tours Are Available!
Ever wondered about where all the household hazardous waste you drop off goes to? Now is your chance to find out! Come get a behind the scenes tour of the Washington County Environmental Center! Tours are open to groups of at least 5 people and no more than 25. Call 651-430-6655 for more information or to schedule a tour.
Household Hazardous Materials Accepted
Automotive and Recreation From Homes
Home Improvement and Construction
Other Household Items
Yard & Garden
Batteries Batteries can start fires in the trash if not recycled properly. With so many different kinds of batteries, it can be confusing to know which batteries can be recycled. To make it simple, we accept all types of household batteries, including rechargeable, button, and alkaline batteries, at the Environmental Center.
Safely store and transport batteries by placing a small piece of clear packing tape over the positive and negative ends of each battery. Using clear tape allows Environmental Center staff to identify the battery for proper sorting and recycling.
View information about accepted recyclables.
Food Scraps (Organics)
Learn how to get started with food scraps drop-off.
The Environmental Center accepts sharps generated from households. Sharps are syringes, needles, and lancets. Please follow these steps before disposing of sharps:
- Place sharps in a rigid container such as a plastic laundry detergent bottle, coffee can with the lid taped shut, or sharps container.
- Put sharps in point first.
- Label the container “Do not recycle: household sharps.”
- Bring the container to the Environmental Center.
- Keep sharps containers separate from all other waste.
- When you arrive at the drop-off site, inform the staff that you have sharps for disposal.
- Loose sharps are not accepted.