Environmental Center and Yard Waste Site Coming to Forest Lake
Construction of a second environmental center is planned near Highway 61 and Headwaters Parkway in Forest Lake. Groundbreaking is scheduled for September 2023 with an anticipated opening date in late 2024. The new center will provide more equitable disposal options for residents in the northern portion of the County, who will no longer need to travel as far to responsibly dispose of household chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, electronics, used oil, batteries, and other items that don’t belong in the trash. Self-serve recycling of cardboard, scrap metal, mixed recycling, and food scraps will also be offered at the new site. The Washington County Northern Yard Waste site, currently located in Hugo, will be relocated right next to the new environmental center in Forest Lake.