Your go-to guide for waste & recycling in the Twin Cities.
Treated wood contains toxic chemicals such as arsenic, a known carcinogen. Never burn treated wood and don't throw it in with the rest of your trash.
Treated lumber is saturated with chemical preservatives that inhibit fungal decay and extend the life of the wood, but some of the chemicals used are toxic. Select, use and dispose of treated wood carefully to protect your family's health and the environment.
Consider treated wood alternatives for your next outdoor construction project. Ask your lumberyard or home repair retailer for non-toxic treated wood options.
For more information, see the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Treated Wood: Use, Disposal and Alternatives for Consumers factsheet.
Currently in the Twin Cities area, the only safe disposal option is taking treated wood to a lined landfill.
For more information on the proper use and disposal of treated wood, contact your county.
Accepts appliances, bulky items, home construction project waste, household garbage, scrap metal, tires, treated wood, TVs, computers, computer peripherals, VCRs, DVD players, fax machines, and electronics.
Accepts appliances, carpet and padding, concrete, dirt, fiberboard, insulation, plaster, scrap metal, sheetrock, shingles, and treated and non-treated wood.