Household Hazardous Waste
Unwanted household materials that are flammable, an oxidizer, corrosive, toxic, reactive, or contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are considered hazardous waste. These common products can harm human health and the environment if used, stored or disposed of improperly.
If a container has the words: POISON, DANGER, WARNING or CAUTION on the label and still has product left over it cannot go in the trash.
Examples of Household Hazardous Waste:
|Lawn and Garden Products
|Personal Care Products
Ramsey County collects and manages hazardous waste at a year round collection site and seasonal collection events throughout the year.
Please note: Electronics are not accepted. Visit the Electronics page for disposal options.
Bay West, Inc.
5 Empire Dr, Saint Paul
Hours (December - March)
Friday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday - Thursday: Closed
Hours (April - November)
Tuesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday - Monday: Closed
Medicine Collection Program
Safely dispose of unwanted, expired and unused medicines for free at one of the public drop boxes or at participating private businesses in Ramsey County. Safe disposal of unwanted medicine helps prevent crime, drug abuse and accidental poisoning. Not flushing medicines down the drain or disposing of them in the trash helps protect our environment.
Ramsey County is now accepting needles, syringes, and lancets at both their mobile and year-round household hazardous waste collection sites. Check their website for more information.
Numerous hardware stores throughout the state accept leftover cans of latex and oil paint from households and painting contractors. To find a store near you, check this paint drop-off site locator.
Updated: October 13, 2020