Hazardous Waste Disposal:
Residents can bring unwanted toxic materials to WLSSD's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility to be recycled or disposed of properly for FREE! Materials that should be brought to the HHW Facility include paints, sealants, insect and weed killers and fluorescent light bulbs. See the Resources box to the right for a complete guide, tips on using less toxic cleaning products and more.
The facility is conveniently located at 2626 Courtland Street. Please see the HHW hours of operations.
Planning a move or selling a house? Use the HHW Facility when you clean out the garage or basement.
Painting? Save money and avoid waste by buying the right amount of paint! Make sure you don't buy more paint than you really need: use this interactive calculator from the Paint Quality Institute, or try this printable chart to determine how much you need for your project.
PaintCare is a program now operating in Minnesota that may be able to accept your paint. Learn about what is accepted by certain retailers. Find a retail location near you. The WLSSD HHW Facility will also continue to accept paint from residents for free.
Product Reuse Center
Need just a little paint for a project? Safe and useable products brought in to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility are available free of charge in the Product Reuse Center.
Using products up helps reduce the amount of material that must be processed and disposed of as waste. Check the Product Reuse Center before buying a whole new gallon of paint for a small project and help reduce waste even more!
The Product Reuse Center is open during regular HHW facility hours to all residents age 18 or older. Residents can take a maximum of 5 items per day for personal use. Selection changes daily.
Rewards of Reuse Contest
Now you can also enter a contest to win a $25 Visa gift card. To participate, simply visit the Product Reuse Center located within the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, take home a product or two, create a masterpiece of any kind with those products and let us know with a photo of the results!
Participants may enter up to five times each contest period (May 1- October 31; November 1- April 30). Just fill out the entry form and give it back to us with a photo of your project to post on our display board. Your name will be put in the drawing.
To be eligible, participants must be at least 18 years of age and have completed a product reuse liability form when obtaining product. Complete contest rules are printed on the back of the entry form. Physical photos will not be returned. Photos will be displayed at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.