Household Hazardous Waste



The Jackson County Household Hazardous Waste program was created to help Jackson County residents with the disposal of toxic household products and to provide an exchange program for usable leftover products. Common products are: paint, aerosols, solvents, adhesives, pesticides, acids, antifreeze, used oil and household cleaners. (No empty containers) Product containers that are brought to the facility must be clearly labeled as to their contents. Waste from commercial or agricultural business cannot be accepted.  If you can use any of the products made available through the exchange program, you may have them at no cost. 

HHW Facility Location:

  • 605 South Hwy 86; Lakefield, MN 56150

     (on the south side of Lakefield, opposite of Kozy Heat)    


HHW Informational Guide

Battery Disposal Guide 

Reusing and Recycling Junk Vehicles

Electronics, Appliance & Fluorescent Bulb Collection - Jackson County holds an "E-Waste" collection every Fall. Please contact our office for more information regarding this collection.

     *2024 EWaste Collection: (Businesses: Friday, September 13th: 9:00-12:00) (Residents: Saturday, September 14th 9:00-12:00) Prices have not yet been established.

Empty Pesticide Container Collection - This collection is typically scheduled in September each year. Please contact our office for more information regarding this collection. Containers with chemical residue may be rejected. 

Holiday Lights Recycling Collection - Containers will be set out in Jackson County at the end of November through the middle of January to recycle your holiday lights. More information about the collection will be posted here closer to the date.

Disposal of Needles - Household syringe/lancets must be disposed of with household garbage, NOT with recyclables. Place in puncture-resistant containers with secure lids or caps. Usable containers include: coffee cans with reinforced or taped lids; commercial sharp containers, plastic detergent bottles with screw caps or plastic cap bottles.

Disposal of Medications - The Jackson County Sheriff's Office participates in the "Take it to the Box" program which provides safe disposal of unneeded medication, prescription medication, illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.  A Drug Disposal Box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the lobby of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. For more information visit: Jackson County Sheriff Office Services.

Disposal of Appliances & Electronics - Residents within a municipality should check with their local City Hall to see if they have a special collection scheduled. If a collection is not scheduled the following options are available: Waste Management (Dickinson County Landfill), 800-833-9596; Cottonwood County Landfill, 507-831-2441; Nobles County Landfill, 507-478-4596 or 507-376-9218.

Mattress Disposal - There are a couple of options for mattress disposal - depending on the condition of the mattress. Consider reselling or donating first if the mattress is in good, clean, usable condition. If the mattress is not in good usable condition - but is not excessively soiled - the Cottonwood County Landfill has a recycling program. If the mattress is too soiled to recycle, check with the closest landfill for disposal options. For more information on mattress disposal, visit:

Special Waste - There are many other Special Waste items have not been mentioned here. All of these materials have proper methods of disposal. For information on items you do not see listed here, please call the Land Management Office, 507-662-6682 ext 4.