Solid Waste - Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous wastes are waste materials that can be harmful to human health and or the environment if used, stored, or thrown away improperly. These wastes are the leftovers from common household products we all have in our homes. To protect our environment, do not dispose of household hazardous waste products in your trash, down your sewers, or on the ground.

Residents of Sherburne County may dispose of their HHW, FREE OF CHARGE at:

  • Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste Facility
    3601 5th Street South
    Waite Park, MN 56387
    Phone: 800-450-6140
  • 2015 Collection Events*
    Sherburne County residents may also take advantage of the mobile collection events.
    Sherburne County Collection Events Information PDF
    2014 Sherburne County Collection Events
    May 5th & 6th 3pm - 6pm
    (both days)
    Sherburne County Fairgrounds; Elk River
    enter across from YMCA
    May 7th 8am - 11am Sherburne County Fairgrounds; Elk River
    enter across from YMCA
    May 12th 11am - 1pm Baldwin Town Hall
    May 12th 3pm - 6pm Sherburne County Public Works Building
    May 19th 3pm - 6pm Becker Public Works Building
    June 23rd 11am - 1pm Santiago Town Hall
    June 23rd 3pm - 6pm Clear Lake Fire Hall
    empty lot NE of Fire Hall
    Aug 25th & 26th 3pm - 6pm
    (both days)
    Sherburne County Fairgrounds
    enter across from YMCA
    Aug 27th 8am - 11am Sherburne County Fairgrounds
    enter across from YMCA
    Sept 10th 3pm - 6pm KJ's Refuge Bar & Grill; Orrock

*The following is a list of the most common household hazardous waste products, which are accepted at the locations noted above.

Products accepted:
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Automotive Chemicals (No Oil*)
  • Car Batteries
  • Cleaners
  • Fuels
  • Fluorescent Bulbs (limit 10 bulbs per vehicle)
  • Garden Chemicals
  • Mercury
  • Mothballs
  • Paints
  • Poison
  • Pool/Spa Chemicals
  • Roofing Tar
  • Sealers
  • Solvents

The following is a list of products which will NOT be accepted at the locations noted above.

Products NOT accepted:
  • Appliances
  • Asbestos Containing Items
  • Business Waste
  • Commercial Waste
  • Demolition Debris
  • Drywall Compound
  • Electronics
  • Explosives
  • Furniture
  • Household Garbage
  • Medical Waste
  • Motor oil, gasoline, anti-freeze*
  • Pharmaceutical Waste
  • Tires
  • Unknown Items
Agricultural Pesticides

Pre-registered farmers may bring their unwanted agricultural pesticides to these collection events for free disposal. For transportation planning purposes, pre-registration is required by calling John Exner at 763-765-4466 to inventory the amount of agricultural pesticides being delivered for disposal.
Residential Households do not need to pre-register.

*Used Oil

Used Oil, Oil Filters & Anti-Freeze may be delivered to one of seven disposal locations established throughout the County. Visit to find a used oil collection site near you.

Zoning Admin Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Zoning Administration
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1692

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-4450
Fax: 763-765-4467