Household Hazardous Waste & Medicine Collection

Many household products you use to clean your kitchen and bathroom, maintain your car and home, and control animal and insect pests contain hazardous materials. When these products are no longer needed or useful, they are considered household hazardous waste (HHW). To properly dispose of these items, they can be brought to a Ramsey County HHW Collection Site.

For more information on how to properly dispose of an item, visit Ramsey County's A to Z Disposal Guide or call their 24/7 recycling and disposal hot-line, at 651-633-3279.

Medicine Collection Program


Safely dispose of unwanted, expired, and unused medicines for free at a one of the three public drop boxes in Ramsey County. This year-round collection program helps prevent crime and protects the environment. Storing unwanted, expired, and unused medicines can lead to drug abuse or poisoning, and medicines flushed down the drain or disposed of in the trash can harm the environment.

For more information, visit Ramsey County's Medicine Collection Web Page.