Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility

 Facility Closes for the Season

The Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Product ReUse Center have closed for the season. The last day open was Tuesday, October 25th. The facility reopens on the first Tuesday in April, 2017 (see schedule below). If you have household hazardous waste to dispose of, please follow these simple steps to safely store your items over the Winter:

    • Keep products away from heat sources, such as furnaces, as many release dangerous gases if they catch fire
    • Do not store products where they can freeze
    • Keep products in the original containers, with labels attached
    • Do not mix products
    • Keep out of the reach of children and pets

About the Program

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program operates with a permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. It is permitted to accept wastes from households only, not from businesses, non-profits or institutions.

  • Products should be in their original containers, and kept separate
  • All products should be identified
  • Products should not be kept in hot cars in the sun
  • Products should not be frozen


The Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at:
651 Summit Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001


  • April through October (2017 HHW Calendar)
    • Tuesdays - Noon to 6:00 pm
    • Second Saturday of each month - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • November through March - Closed


Here is a partial listing of products accepted at the HHW facility:

Household Products
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Aluminum Cleaners
  • Ammonia-based Cleaners
  • Bug/Insect Sprays
  • Cooking Oil
  • Degreasers
  • Floor Care Products Furniture Polishes
  • Household Cleaners
  • Metal Polish with Solvents
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Paints
  • Window Cleaners
  • Adhesives
  • Antifreeze
  • Battery Acids
  • Car Waxes
  • Caulking Compounds
  • Charcoal Lighter Fluid
  • Diesel Fuel
  • Fuel Oils
  • Gasoline
  • Glues Kerosene
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Motor Oil
  • Oil Filters
  • Paint Thinners
  • Roofing Tars
  • Solvents
  • Turpentine
  • Vehicle Batteries
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Artists’ Paints & Mediums
  • Button Batteries
  • Decorative Light Strings
  • Dry Cleaning Solvents
  • Farm Pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Fiberglass Epoxies
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Lawn / Garden Products
  • Lighter Fluids
  • Moth Balls
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Rat Poisons
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Swimming Pool Acids
  • Thermometers (Mercury)
  • Thermostats
  • Weed Killer

Contact Information

For more information, call (507) 304-4242.