Hours change to change at county household hazardous waste facility

The Anoka County household hazardous waste facility schedule will change to winter hours beginning Nov. 1.

The facility will be open Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. It is located at 3230 101st Ave. N.E., in Blaine.

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

The facility accepts household hazardous waste from residents of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties. Businesses, organizations and schools cannot 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 more information and disposal options for unacceptable wastes, call Anoka County Integrated Waste Management at 763-323-5730 or visit www.AnokaCounty.us/hhw.