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Rid Your Home of Hazardous Waste—Dakota County to Sponsor Two Drop-Off Dates

Residents can safely dispose of leftover paint, fertilizer, fluorescent bulbs and other hazardous household items on Sept. 8 and Sept. 22.

Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Dakota County.

Dakota County residents can drop off household hazardous waste—such as leftover paint, fluorescent bulbs, fertilizers, pesticides, rechargeable batteries, cleaners, solvents, gasoline, oil and oil filters, and other types of household chemicals—for free at two upcoming collection events. 

  • Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Maintenance Facility, 19650 Municipal Drive, Farmington. For more information, contact the City of Farmington at 651-280-6900.
  • Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Maintenance Center, 13713 Frontier Court, Burnsville. For more information, contact the City of Burnsville at 952-895-4511.

In addition, and only at the Burnsville collection, residents can drop off household electronics and small electrical items for free. Electronics that can be dropped off include televisions, cell phones, computers, DVD players, laptops, stereo equipment, televisions and video gaming systems. The collection of small electrical items is new this year. Items collected include vacuum cleaners, coffee makers, blenders, electric tools (drills, sanders, etc.), clothes irons, fans, hair dryers, microwaves, space heaters and toaster ovens. 

Proper disposal of wastes helps protect the environment and public health. Each year, Dakota County partners with cities throughout the County to make it more convenient for residents to properly dispose of household wastes and chemicals that don’t belong in the trash. No business or farm waste will be accepted at these collection events. 

For residents that don’t want to wait for collection events to get rid of their stuff, they can drop off their household hazardous waste and electronics at The Dakota County Recycling Zone in Eagan free of charge, year-round. For hours and more information on items accepted, visit The Recycling Zone website

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