Minneapolis to Collect Hazardous Household Waste Starting Thurs.
Your chance to safely get rid of fluorescent bulbs, paint cans, pesticides, and more.
Itching to get rid of the detritus of housecleaning? Dying to empty out that pile of hazardous chemicals? The City of Minneapolis has a proposition for you.
Bring it to the Dunwoody College of Technology between Thursday July 26 and Saturday July 28.
"From paint, aerosol cans and pesticides to batteries and items containing mercury (for instance, thermostats and fluorescent bulbs), a lot of everyday products used at home cannot go in the trash," city spokesperson Matt Laible cautioned in a statement emailed to reporters. "Hazardous wastes can harm humans and wildlife and pollute our air and water."
For a list of what can be accepted, check out this guide from Hennepin County. If you have a question about whether something can be recycled or thrown away in Minneapolis, try this cheat sheet from the city.