Hazardous waste pick up dates

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Washington County conducts household hazardous waste collections in county communities. The next collection will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Forest Lake Transit Center, 19955 Forest Road N.; enter at Headwaters Parkway.

Satellite collections bring the services offered at the Washington County Environmental Center closer to residents, making it more convenient and practical for them to recycle and dispose their household hazardous waste and electronics. Additional fall events are:

Forest Lake Transit Center, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 19955 Forest Road N.; enter at Headwaters Parkway;

Hugo Public Works Garage, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6, 6900 137th St. N., Hugo.

Confidential document shredding will be available at all events. In addition to the satellite collection events, confidential paper shredding continues at the Washington County Environmental Center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 19 and Nov. 7.

In addition to remote-site collections, the Washington County Environmental Center, 4039 Cottage Grove Drive in Woodbury, provides residents with a free and convenient disposal option for household hazardous waste, electronics, and recyclables all year round. It is open Tuesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The center accepts household hazardous waste, electronics, and recyclables.

The center also has a free product room, in which residents may browse the shelves and take home previously-owned products such as paint, stain, automotive supplies, household cleaners, and other products. All items taken to the environmental center are inspected to determine if they are usable products.