Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste Center
1400 SW 22nd St. Willmar
(320) 231-3587
Hours:  Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 HHW Page
Jay Baker, Household Hazardous Waste Coordinator
Phone:  (320) 231-3587

Derek Amundson, Household Hazardous Waste Technician
Phone:  (320) 231-3587

Kandiyohi County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is a Regional Center, helping residents in Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Meeker, Renville and Swift counties properly dispose of items that contain toxic and potentially hazardous ingredients. This includes many of the household products used to clean, maintain and protect  your home and car. Examples are cleaners, paints, oils, pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs and batteries. When these items are no longer needed, you can bring them to the HHW Center across from the Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar at 1400 22nd Street SW

See our FAQ section below for more information!



What is Hazardous?

Reading the label of household products is the best way to identify if it contains a hazardous ingredient and is marked with one of the following term:

 Toxic: Poisonous or causes long-term illness

Reactive: Can explode when exposed to heat, water or shock

Flammable: Ignites or burns easily

Corrosive: Eats through materials, such as acid

Others: Warning, danger, caution, poison, keep out of reach of children, dispose of properly, use with adequate ventilation

Free Collection for Proper Disposal
County residents may bring their household hazardous waste to the Kandiyohi County HHW Center across from the Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar at 1400 22nd Street SW. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Disposal of Bulbs & Batteries

 Light Bulbs

Willmar Municipal Utilities and Kandiyohi Power Coop residential customers receive free disposal of florescent and HID bulbs by showing a copy of your billing statement. 
For business accounts or other utilities florescent bulbs cost $.50 and HID bulbs cost $1 each.


Kandiyohi County Household Hazardous Waste accepts any rechargeable batteries. 
Recycle auto batteries at any business that sells auto batteries.
Dispose of Alkaline batteries in the regular trash.

Oil and Oil Filters

Recycle oil and oil filters at the Household Hazardous Waste Center's oil recycling area or any place in the State of MN that provides oil change services. Disposal is free of charge at any location.
Call the Household Hazardous Waste Center at 320-231-3587 for more information on these programs. No explosives or radioactive material are accepted.

Business Waste / Ag Pesticides Disposal / Clean Shop

Kandiyohi County is licensed to accept hazardous waste generated from business and farming operations.
To learn how to get started, call 320-231-3587.
If you already have a Minnesota Waste ID, Kandiyohi County's HHW is able to collect from Minimal Generator (MG) and Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG.)
Minimal Generator is less than 100 lbs. per year.
Very Small Quantity Generator is up to 220 lbs. per month.
Do you want to learn more about recycling and your business? Check out the resources available through Minnesota Waste Wise.

Product Exchange / shop the ReUse shelf
Kandiyohi County HHW has a product reuse shelf where residents can reuse items that we receive and are still good such as cleaners, oils, and more.
New items arrive daily and are available for free.