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All pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, can make people and animals ill. These chemicals require proper disposal to be sure you and your family stay safe.
Take household pesticides to your county household hazardous waste drop-off site.
Don’t put pesticides in the garbage.
Reduce or eliminate pesticide use by following these tips:
Always follow the application instructions on the label, using only the amount required for the job.
If you decide to use a pesticide, look for a less-toxic alternative. Pesticides labeled with the word "caution" are less toxic than those with "warning" (moderately toxic), or "danger" or "poison" (highly toxic).
Keep pesticides in good condition by storing them indoors over the winter. Some pesticides may become ineffective after freezing. Don’t use pesticides that are more than 10 years old.
For more information on weed control, check out the University of Minnesota Extension Service’s Weed Control in Lawns and Other Turf.
For more information on pest management, visit the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota Extension’s Your Sustainable Yard fact sheet. You also can find helpful information about pests found in the garden and home at the University of Minnesota Extension Service.
April - NovemberTuesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sunday - Monday: Closed
December - MarchFriday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sunday - Thursday: Closed
Closed: Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Independence Day.
Mobile collection sites
Fridays: 10 a.m - 6 p.m
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
April – Maplewood
May – Arden Hills
June – Roseville
July – Arden Hills
August – Saint Paul
September – State Fairgrounds
October - Maplewood
For more information, visit Ramsey County's website, or call 651-633-EASY (3279), answered 24/7.
Accepts bulbs for recycling for free.
Accepts household hazardous waste for free.
HHW Reuse Room for residents to take and use products that are still good.
Have pesticides to dispose of? The Minnesota Department of Agriculture Waste Pesticide Collection Program offers drop-off opportunities.