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Phone: 320-763-9340
Toll Free: 800-972-6318
Fax: 320-763-9342

2115 Jefferson Street,
Alexandria, MN 56308

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Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Recycling Center Hours
Monday-Friday 8-5
Saturday 9-2
Closed Sundays

Hazardous Waste Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4
Closed Saturday and Sunday
No appointment necessary




Hazardous Waste

Residential hazardous waste is accepted from Douglas County and Pope County residents at no charge. Because of State restrictions, business and agriculture wastes are not accepted. For information on how to contact companies who handle wastes from businesses and agricultural please call 320-763-9340 or 1-800-972-6318.


What is Accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility?

Household Hazardous Waste Brochure and Directions to Facility


What is Household Hazardous Waste?

Household Hazardous waste (HHW) is any substance containing ingredients that could negatively affect your safety, health or the environment. Signal words found on hazardous products include poison, danger, warning and caution. They can be found on a wide range of products, including furniture polish, bleach, antifreeze, insecticides, paint, mothballs and much more. Also look for indications of hazardous properties on the label. Such properties are defined by the Environmental Hazards Management Institute as follows:

Another hazardous property you may see on a label is reactive. This means the product contains chemicals that, if combined with certain other substances, could result in hazardous reactions such as gaseous emissions or explosions.


Why can't I just throw HHW away in the trash?

Dumping unused portions of HHW in the trash or down the drain can cause safety and environmental problems.

So please act responsibly! Bring your unwanted HHW to the county's hazardous waste collection facility located at 2115 Jefferson in Alexandria. It's free!