Hazardous waste facility closed on the 4th

The Anoka County household hazardous waste facility will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

The facility is located at 3230 101st Ave. N.E. in Blaine, off Radisson Road.

Normal warm weather hours of operation (April through October) are Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Household hazardous wastes that are accepted include acids, aerosol cans with product remaining, drain cleaner, driveway sealer, fluorescent bulbs, liquid paint, liquid mercury, mercury thermometers, motor oil, oven cleaner, paint stripper, paint thinner, pesticides, pool chemicals, stains, varnishes and wood preservatives.

Residents leaving materials off at the site must provide proof of county residency, such as a driver’s license.

Businesses, organizations and schools may not bring hazardous waste to the facility.

Wastes that are not accepted include ammunition, appliances, batteries, dried paint, electronics, empty containers, medical wastes, radioactive wastes, railroad ties and tires.

For disposal options for unacceptable wastes, more information or directions, call 763-323-5730 or e-mail [email protected]. or visit www.AnokaCounty.us/recycle.

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