Hazardous waste collection scheduled in Forest Lake

Community Editor

Washington County will conduct community household hazardous waste collections in communities during 2017, with two in Forest Lake in September.

Fall events are at the Forest Lake Transit Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 and 16 and at the Hugo Public Works garage from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 14.

Confidential document shredding will be available at all events.

In addition to the satellite collection events, there will also be confidential paper shredding at the Washington County Environmental Center, 4039 Cottage Grove Drive, Woodbury, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and Nov. 8.

The Washington County Environmental Center provides residents with a free and convenient disposal option for household hazardous waste, electronics, and recyclables all year round.
The available hours are Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The center accepts household hazardous waste, electronics, and recyclables. The center also has a free product room in which residents may browse the shelves and take home previously-owned products such as paint, stain, automotive supplies, household cleaners, and other products. All items taken to the Environmental Center are inspected to determine if they are usable products.