Household Hazardous Wastes Accepted
All HHW brought to Pope/Douglas must be in a labeled, non-leaking container that can be left at the facility.
Drop off is at the Pope/Douglas Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
General List of Items Accepted
Motor Oil, Gasoline & Filters
Used motor oil and oil filters generated through household use are accepted free for disposal at the South end of the Recycling Center.
The used motor oil must be in dumpable containers no larger than five gallons in size.
Other items accepted include:
- Crankcase oil
- Transmission fluid
- Power steering fluid
- Hydraulic fluid
- Rear end grease
Contaminated oil or brake fluid must be taken to the HHW Collection Facility.
Service stations and oil change businesses also accept oil and filters for proper disposal.
Minnesota Statutes §115A.916 prohibits the disposal of motor oil on land, in the sewer system, or with solid waste. Improper disposal of oil and other automotive lubricants can harm vegetation and pollute water supplies. The prohibition also includes brake fluid, power steering fluid and transmission fluid.
Some batteries contain heavy metals and need to be recycled.
Do not toss most batteries in your regular garbage.
See below for a list of batteries that need to be recycled.
Battery Types To Recycle
- Alkaline, AA, AAA, C and D (Non-Rechargeable) batteries may be disposed of in your regular trash.
- Button Batteries (wrist watch and hearing aid type) accepted in HHW Facility.
- Car batteries are accepted at the Recycling Center.
- Lead Batteries (small, sealed Lead/Pb batteries) accepted in HHW Facility.
- Lithium Batteries accepted in HHW Facility.
- Rechargeable Batteries (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Li-Ion) accepted in HHW Facility.
- Bring in ALL Batteries for proper recycling, except the ‘Alkaline’ type batteries.
These items are not accepted at the Pope/Douglas Household Hazardous Waste Facility.