How do you know if a product is hazardous?
The label will give you enough information to decide whether the product is hazardous or not.
Look for these signal words:
Means the substance is extremely flammable, corrosive, or highly toxic.
Means the substance is highly toxic.
Means the substance is moderately toxic.
Means the substance may be mildly hazardous.
Also look for a description of the hazard advice on what to do to avoid the hazard, instructions for safe handling and storage, first aid instructions, and directions for disposal.
EXAMPLES OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ARE:
CORROSIVE FLAMMABLE POISONOUS
Drain Openers Gas Mercury Products
Oven Cleaners Adhesives Latex or Water Base Paint
Toilet Bowl Cleaners Aerosols Rechargable Batteries
Lye Roofing Tar Anti-Freeze
Pool Acids Brake Fluid Pesticides
Photographic Chemicals Transmission Fluid Herbicides
Floor and Furniture Polish Oil Base Paint Fungicides
Paint Solvents or Thinners
Dodge County can now accept oil base and latex paint at the Dodge County Recycling Center. Limit of 5 gallons per visit. Please see the PaintCare acceptable list. Dodge County is not able to take any materials that are not on the acceptable list. All other items must go to the Olmsted County Regional Hazardous Waste Facility in Rochester.
What to Bring
If you have leftover products - Keep it in the original container and make sure it is labeled. Store as directed on label, in an area safe from children & pets. Give leftover product (except pesticides) to someone else who can use it up. If none of these options work, be safe and bring the leftover product to a household hazardous waste collection, or the Olmsted County HHW Facility.
Dodge County has a cooperative HHW program with Olmsted, Wabasha, and Goodhue Counties. There is no fee for households to bring waste to a Mobile HHW Collection Event. Due to budget restraints, Dodge County will not be hosting a mobile collection of HHW until further notice. Dodge County residents can bring hazardous waste to the Olmsted County Regional Facility located in Rochester at 305 Energy Parkway NE near the County's Waste-to-Energy Facility. Hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For more information about these collections call:
Dodge County 507-635-6273
Goodhue County 651-385-3105
Olmsted County 507-328-7070
Wabasha County 651-565-2577
ATTENTION BUSINESSES AND FARMERS: We CAN NOT accept your business-generated hazardous waste at our mobile household hazardous collection. However, we are able to provide you service through other programs. Please call for more information.