Hazardous Waste Disposal

Household Hazardous Wastes

The first rule about hazardous products is to avoid them if possible or use them up for their intended purposes. Improper use or disposal can be harmful to human health and the environment. The following signal words on the container label usually mean it contains hazardous chemicals:

  • Danger / Caution / Warning / Poison
  • Flammable / Combustible / Contains Petroleum Distillates
  • Toxic / Corrosive
  • Contains Acid
  • Causes Burns to the Skin
  • Protect Skin and Eyes

Common examples include paint, thinners, stains, varnish, paint removers, cleaners, pesticides, adhesives, old gasoline, etc.

Facility & Restrictions

The Waseca County Hazardous Waste Facility can only accept hazardous materials from residents of Waseca County. Our facility is a seasonal operation. Our months of operation are May through September on Wednesday's 8am to 3pm and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month 8am to 12pm. Our facility does not and cannot accept business waste. These types of waste must be taken to Rice County for disposal. We also accept agriculture materials for disposal from county residents. There is no charge for this service.