Many products used to maintain a home, yard or vehicle or to control pests are hazardous. Getting rid of any of those unwanted products can be a challenge. Ramsey County offers an easy, free solution.
Residents can drop off unwanted household hazardous waste materials at a free Ramsey County HHW collection site for safe disposal.
Items accepted include antifreeze, batteries (all types), bug killers/repellents, cell phones, cleaners, cooking oil (must be liquid), electrical cords and string lights (no battery packs), fluorescent lights, gasoline, mercury thermometers, needles and syringes (empty), paint, propane tanks (full or empty), used oil and filters, vaping devices, weed killer and more.
Check the label. If a label says CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER or POISON, it doesn’t belong in the trash unless the container is empty. Learn more about HHW collection and see a list of additional items accepted at RamseyRecycles.com/HHW.
Ramsey County HHW Mobile Collection ScheduleApril – Maplewood, 1850 White Bear Ave.May – Arden Hills, 1352 Ben Franklin RoadJune – Roseville, 1725 Kent StreetJuly – Arden Hills, 1352 Ben Franklin RoadAugust – Saint Paul, 848 Pleasant Ave.September (after Labor Day) – Saint Paul, 1660 Como Ave. October – Maplewood, 1850 White Bear Ave.
Mobile collection sites are open Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The sites are usually less busy during mid-afternoons. To prepare for your visit, place items in a bag, box or tote and load them into the trunk or cargo bed. At the site, please stay in the vehicle while staff unload the items.
Ramsey County also operates a year-round HHW collection site located at 5 Empire Drive in Saint Paul. For hours, visit RamseyRecycles.com/hhw or call 651-633-EASY (3279), answered 24/7.