If You Dislike Glowing In The Dark, Take Your Household Hazardous Materials To Dakota County’s Collection Days

Do you ever wonder what you are supposed to do with those old batteries you have sitting around? You can’t throw them out with the regular garbage because they are toxic and could leak in to the ground water from a landfill, and they can’t go in the recycling. Luckily, all residents of Dakota County will have a chance to dispose of their hazardous wastes by dropping the off as a part of a special collection effort two Saturdays this Month.

Dakota County will collect aerosols, oil, batteries, pesticides, paint thinner and also electronics. The collection days are available to all Dakota County residents. There are two locations that will be open for drop-offs on separate days.

9 am – 1 pm on Saturday, September 7th at the Farmington Maintenance Facility 19650 Municipal Drive, Farmington, MN 55024

9 am – 2 pm on Saturday, September 28th at the Burnsville Maintenance Facility 13713 Frontier Court, Burnsville, MN 55337

Visit the county’s website for a complete list of items that can be disposed of: http://www.co.dakota.mn.us/Environment/HazardousWaste/Residents/Pages/collection-events.aspx

If you can’t make it to one of these special collection events, you can always drop off household hazardous waste at The Recycling Zone, which is open year round. They accept everything from ordinary recycling to hazardous waste, and even electronics. For more information visit http://www.dakotavalleyrecycling.org/the-recycling-zone

The Recycling Zone is located at:
recycling zone map
3365 Dodd Road (South Highway 149)
Eagan, MN 55121

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