Recycling & Disposal Information:
The only safe disposal option for treated wood in the Twin Cities area is to take it to a lined landfill or another facility that accepts treated wood.
Check with your hauler to see if treated wood is accepted for landfill disposal and if there are any fees or preparation requirements.
County household hazardous waste collection sites don’t accept treated wood of any kind.
- Seal existing treated wood structures every two years with a penetrating sealant to prevent release of toxins.
- Avoid breathing sawdust from treated wood.
- Don’t burn any type of treated, stained or painted wood in stoves, fireplaces or fire. The emissions and ash are toxic and very harmful, especially to children and pets. Don’t put treated wood sawdust in your compost pile, bin or on the ground.