Washington County Environmental Center
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.
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
Free Products Reuse RoomLooking 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 WasteWashington 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.