The Crow Wing County household hazardous waste facility will open for the season Thursday, May 21, at the Crow Wing County Landfill. This is a free service for all Crow Wing County residents.

Due to COVID-19 there are extra precautions to ensure everyone’s safety.

  • Have all items on a trailer or in the trunk or truck bed.
  • Remain in your vehicle.
  • Product Exchange will not be open until further notice.

The HHW facility will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Wednesday and second Saturday of each month, from June through September. In October, the facility will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first Wednesday and first Saturday of the month.

“The HHW site provides a location to properly dispose of old paint cans, cleaners and other chemicals. It’s rid the garage or basement shelves of these leftover products,” Ryan Simonson, Crow Wing County Environmental Services supervisor, said in a news release. “This free service keeps these chemicals out of our environment, protecting our water resources.”

The HHW facility accepts hazardous household waste items such as latex and oil paints; stains and aerosols; automotive products; household cleaners; yard and garden pesticides; rechargeable batteries; and mercury containing devices (such as thermometers and switches).

Upon arriving at the county landfill site, residents must stop at the office. The attendant will discuss the items to be disposed and provide directions to the HHW facility. All loads coming to the county landfill must be covered to ensure roadways are not littered with debris.

For more information, contact the Environmental Services Solid Waste Office at 218-824-1290 or visit the county website at and search for “Household Hazardous Waste."