More than just chemicals accepted at household hazardous waste collections

Dakota County residents are invited to bring household hazardous waste and electronics, and confidential documents to be shredded on site during the following drop-off events:


• Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Cal Ruedy Public Works Facility, 1225 Progress Drive, Hastings

• Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Lakeville Central Maintenance Facility, 7570 179th St. W., Lakeville


Items that will be accepted at no cost from Dakota County residents include paint, fluorescent bulbs, fertilizers, pesticides, batteries, solvents, gasoline and oil. TVs and monitors have a $10 fee, but all other electronics such as printers, laptops, hard drives and vacuums will be collected at no charge. 

Confidential paper such as tax documents, financial statements and medical records will be collected for free, on-site shredding. Only bring items to be shredded that contain personal information.

No medicine, sharps, yard, business or farm waste will be accepted. Dakota County partners with its cities on multiple hazardous waste drop-off collections throughout the year to make it convenient for residents to properly dispose of hazardous waste and other items that don’t belong in the trash. For more information or to see a complete list of accepted items, visit, search “one-day collections.”

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