Disposal Options

Washington County Environmental Center

Washington County's Environmental Center provides residents with free and convenient disposal of household hazardous waste, electronics, and recyclables. The center is open to residents of Washington, Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, and Ramsey counties.  

Visit the Washington County’s Environmental Center website. Items accepted at the Environmental Center include:

Automotive and Recreation From Homes

Aerosol cleaners / degreasers / lubricants / starting fluid (empty aerosol cans may be placed in the garbage)
Brake fluid
Charcoal lighter fluid
Power steering fluid
Propane tanks
Rechargeable batteries
Transmission oil
Used motor oil and filters

Household Electronics Accepted

Cell phones
Computer monitors
DVD and VCR Players
Fax machines
Printers Peripherals (keyboards, mice, computer speakers, etc.)

Home Improvement and Construction

Concrete cleaner
Driveway sealer
Glue with solvents
Latex paint, liquid - dried latex paint may be placed in the garbage, leave lids off cans
Oil-based paint
Paint remover / stripper / thinner
Roofing tar
Stain / varnish
Wood preservatives

Other Household Items

Drain cleaner
Fire Extinguishers
Fluorescent lights
Nail polish / remover
Oven cleaner
Partially filled aerosol cans - empty aerosol cans may be placed in the garbage
Polish with solvents
Some household cleaners (check label for words such as caution, warning, danger, and poison)
Spot removers
Mercury thermometers and thermostats
Used cooking oil
Yard and Garden From Homes
Bug spray
Fertilizer with weed killer
Insect / roach / ant killer
Pool chemicals
Rodent bait
Weed killer

Washington County Disposal Directory

Do you have items not accepted by your trash hauler or the Washington County Environmental Center? View the Washington County Disposal Directory to find out how to best recycle, donate, or dispose of your items properly.  


Washington County Environmental Center

4039 Cottage Grove Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129


Tuesday: 11 AM to 7 PM

Thursday: 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Friday: 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Saturday: 8 AM to 2 PM