Hazardous Waste & Electronics Disposal

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Hennepin County operates two facilities that accept household hazardous waste, electronics and recycling from Hennepin County residents. The sites are located at 8100 Jefferson Hwy., Brooklyn Park and 1400 W. 96th St., Bloomington. View Hennepin County’s Green Disposal Guide to find recycling and disposal information for many items.

Used Motor Oil Drop-off
Plymouth residents can dispose of used motor oil at the used motor oil drop-off site located at the Maintenance Facility, 14900 23rd Ave. N.

Medicine Disposal
Safely dispose of unused vitamins, supplements, prescription, pet, and over-the-counter medicines at one of Hennepin County's medicine drop boxes. There are other options for Proper Disposal of Medical Wastes and Sharps (PDF).

Household Battery Disposal
Safe Battery Disposal Information Sheet (PDF)
Household batteries can be taken to a Hennepin County battery barrel at the following locations: 

  • Plymouth City Hall
  • Medicine Lake City Hall
  • Plymouth Maintenance Facility Foyer
  • Plymouth Library Ridgedale Regional Center (2nd floor near the license and registration area)
  • Long Lake Library
  • Maple Grove Library
  • Hennepin County Drop-off facilities.

Paint Recycling
As of Nov. 1, 2014, unused paint must be recycled in the State of Minnesota, including latex-based and oil-based paints, stains, and varnishes. Residents and businesses can drop off paint to be recycled at the following locations:

  • Hennepin County Drop-off facilities Residents only (no material from businesses)
  • Luminaire Environmental, 14930 28th Ave. N.
  • Hirschfield’s, 1975 Annapolis Lane
  • Sherwin Williams, 10100 Sixth Ave. N., Suite 125
  • PPG Pittsburgh Paints, 5400 Nathan Lane

For more locations and details of the paint recycling program - paintcare.org/drop-off-locations.
Empty, dry paint containers may be disposed of as garbage (no wet paint, liquids or aerosols).

Mercury, a strong neurotoxin, is present in many common household products. For products containing mercury read Mercury Information (PDF). To learn how to clean up spilled mercury, read information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (PDF) or call 651-649-5451. 

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