Hazardous waste facility to change hours April 1

The Anoka County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will switch to warm weather hours of operation beginning April 1 and running through Oct. 31.

Warm weather hours are Wednesday 2 to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The facility will be closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

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

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 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 materials, call Anoka County Integrated Waste Management, 763-323-5730.

For more information or visit the integrated waste management web page at www.AnokaCounty.us/recycle.

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