Kandiyohi County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is a regional collection facility, helping residents in Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Meeker, Renville and Swift counties properly dispose of items that contain toxic and potentially hazardous ingredients. This includes many of the household products used to clean, maintain and protect your home and car. Examples are cleaners, paints, oils, pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs and batteries. When these items are no longer needed, you can bring them to the HHW collections site next to the Kandiyohi County Recycling Center in Willmar at 1400 22nd Street SW.
WHAT IS HAZARDOUS?
Reading the label of household products is the best way to identify if it contains a hazardous ingredient and is marked with one of the following term:
Toxic: Poisonous or causes long-term illness
Reactive: Can explode when exposed to heat, water or shock
Flammable: Ignites or burns easily
Corrosive: Eats through materials, such as acid
Others: Warning, danger, caution, poison, keep out of reach of children, dispose of properly, use with adequate ventilation
FREE COLLECTION FOR PROPER DISPOSAL
County residents may bring their household hazardous waste to the Kandiyohi County HHW collection site next to the Kandiyohi County Recycling Center in Willmar at 1400 22nd Street SW. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Closed on holiday.
DISPOSAL OF BULBS & BATTERIES
Willmar Municipal Utilities and Kandiyohi Power Coop residential customers receive free disposal of florescent and HID bulbs by showing a copy of your billing statement.
For business accounts and other utilities:
Florescent Bulbs $.50 each
HID Bulbs $1.00 each
Kandiyohi County Household Hazardous Waste accepts any rechargeable batteries.
Recycle auto batteries at the County Landfill or any business that sells auto batteries.
Dispose of Alkaline batteries in the regular trash.
OIL AND OIL FILTERS
Recycle oil and oil filters at the Kandiyohi County Landfill's oil recycling area or any place in the State of MN that provides oil change services. Disposal is free of charge at any location.
Call the Household Hazardous Waste program at 320-231-3587 for more information on these programs. No explosives or radioacive material are accepted.
BUSINESS WASTE / AG PESTICIDES DISPOSAL / CLEAN SHOP
Kandiyohi County is licensed to accept hazardous waste generated from business and farming operations. To learn how to get started, call 320-231-3587. If you already have a Minnesota Waste ID, Kandiyohi County's HHW is able to collect from Minimal Generator (MG) and Very Small Quanity Generator (VSQG.)
Minimal Generator is less than 100 lbs. per year.
Very Small Quantity Generator is up to 220 lbs. per month.
Do you want to learn more about recucling and your business? Check out the resources avaialbe through Minnesota Waste Wise:
PRODUCT EXCHANGE / SHOP THE REUSE SHELF
Kandiyohi County HHW has a product reuse shelf where residents can reuse items that we receive and are still good such as cleaners, oils, and more. New items arrive daily and are available for free.
REDUCE. REUSE. RECYCLE. REDUCE. REUSE. RECYCLE.
Recycling Center: 320-231-3487
Household Hazardous Waste Center: 320-231-3587