Woodbury residents may bring household hazardous waste to the Washington County Environmental Center at no charge. Please bring a proof of your residency in the county.


The Washington County Environmental Center is located at 4039 Cottage Grove Drive in Woodbury. From I-94, exit on Woodbury Drive. Go south on Woodbury Drive to Bailey Road and turn left. Follow Bailey Road to Cottage Grove Drive and turn right. The facility will be on your left.


Tuesday, noon to 7 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The facility is open year-round, but is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and other major holidays.

Accepted Items (partial list)

Paint, gasoline, paint thinner, kerosene, driveway sealer, anti-freeze, used oil, household cleaners, oil filters, pesticides, pool chemicals, Ni-Cad (rechargeable) batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

All materials accepted at the Environmental Center

Electronics Recycling

Electronics also are collected at no charge to county residents. Electronics from businesses are not accepted. Items accepted are: computers, computer monitors, printers, TVs, DVD and VCR players, fax machines, and computer peripherals, such as keyboards, speakers, mice, etc.

Free Products Reuse Room

Looking for usable paint, stain, varnish, household cleaners, spray paint, mineral spirits, car care products, adhesives, wood sealant and other products? All products brought into the Environmental Center are inspected to determine if they are a usable product. If the container and product are in good shape, it is put into the reuse room for others to take. One person's waste can be another's useful product! By using these items, you are helping to save hazardous waste disposal fees.

Pharmaceutical Waste

Washington County residents can now dispose of their unused and expired medications at a year round collection drop box. Old and unused medicines in a home can pose a risk for accidental poisoning, theft, and drug abuse. Instead of flushing or throwing them in the trash, drop the drugs off for safe and free disposal.

The Unused Medication Drop Box is located at the Sheriff’s Office Main Lobby in the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) in Stillwater. The drop box will be available 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Medications accepted include prescription, over-the-counter, and pet medication. Staff at the Sheriff's Office will secure the medications and take them to a waste-to-energy facility that is licensed to burn this type of waste.

For more information on what’s accepted and what’s not, and preparing medications for drop off go to the Environmental Center's medication disposal page. You can also find information on disposing unwanted medications at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency website.

For more information, visit the Environmental Center website or call (651) 430-6655. For other options, visit www.RethinkRecycling.com.