A household hazardous product is a chemical product that is used in and around the home. Examples include paint, pesticides, flammable materials, and bathroom cleaners. These products should not be dumped down the drain, and most should not go in the garbage.
The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility is the destination for your unwanted household hazardous waste items. If you have questions about potentially hazardous waste call (507) 532-8210. The Lyon County HHW Facility is located in the Lyon County Public Works Building, located at 504 Fairgrounds Road in Marshall.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Second Saturday of the month: 9:00am - 2:00pm
WASTE NOT ACCEPTED AT THIS FACILITY
The following materials are not accepted at the HHW facility.
- Explosives: Contact the Lyon County Sheriff Office at (507) 537-7666.
- Prescriptions/Pharmaceutical Waste: Lyon County Sheriff's Department "Take it to the Box" program - (attachment below)
Your Safety is Important to us. Hazards CAN exist when incompatible chemicals mix. Take the following precautions when transporting household hazardous waste.
Bags are a terrible way to transport containers. They are not stable, and pose a risk to people as one cannot see if containers become broken in transportation.
Separate if Possible
Keep separate glass containers to avoid breakage, and box up leaking containers; keeping separate from other boxes. Pesticides containing nitrogen should not be in the same box as diesel fuel, and items containing acids should be kept away from bleach, pool chemicals, and.
Read the Hazard Label
Active Ingredients are often listed (yes, we know the print is small), and many products have hazard warnings.
Call for Assistance
We're here to help you transport these wastes safely. The main phone number is (507) 532-8210. Press the extension for Household Hazardous Waste.
Usable materials dropped off at the HHW facility are offered free on a first come first serve basis. Usable paints, automotive products, and pesticides are commonly offered for re-use. There is a limit to the number of items you may take from the HHW Product Exchange Area, and there are NO guarantees or warranties that come with the product.
Offering your partially used items is an excellent way to help others, and to reduce the amount of new products that has to be purchased.