NEW - MPCA E-services Portal
Hazardous waste generators in Minnesota must now use the Minnesota Pollution Control also known as the EPA ID.  The e-services portal is also where generators will notify the state of changes such as moving, closing, contact changes, generator size change, or business name change.  The e-services portal replaces the hard copy Notification of Regulated Waste Activity form.
In order to use the e-services portal, generators need to set up an account. Once logged in, generators should use the Notification of Regulated Waste Activity section to make initial or subsequent notifications.

For help setting up an account and navigating the portal, use the fact sheet found HERE.
Please contact the MPCA with questions or concerns at

New Environmental Center Hours
The Washington County Environmental has extended its hours! The facility provides county residents with free and convenient disposal of household hazardous waste, electronics and recyclables. Proof of residency, such as a driver's license, is required.

Tuesday     11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday     8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday           8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday      8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Very Small Quantity Generators may also bring hazardous waste to the Environmental Center for a fee. VSQG’s must schedule an appointment by calling 651-430-6655.

Click HERE for more information about the Washington County Environmental Center.

 Waste Evaluation – Documentation
All waste in Minnesota must be evaluated to determine whether or not it is hazardous and it is the responsibility of generators to document that they have done so. To evaluate your waste:
Check to see if the waste exhibits a hazardous characteristic including ignitable, oxidizer, corrosive, reactive, or toxic.
Check to see if the waste is a listed waste on the regulated F, P, K or U lists found HERE, under Identification and generation information.
Check the Safety Data , formerly known as MSDS, which contain information including pH, flash point, and potentially hazardous ingredients. Generators should keep in mind that some non-hazardous products may be contaminated through use and are hazardous as wastes.
Have the waste tested to determine if it contains any hazardous contaminants.  The Toxicity Characteristic Leaching is the most common test and determines if the waste contains hazardous compounds above a regulated level. You can find more information on TCLP analysis HERE.
You can find more information on evaluating wastes HERE.