Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Stearns County's Household Hazardous Waste truck is about to begin its spring/summer collections. The truck travels to cities around Stearns County collecting hazardous products homeowners no longer want. The truck will be in Kimball at AM Maus lot from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 3. This is a chance for residents to get rid of all those unsafe or nuisance products lying around the house, such as paints, cleaners, poisons, roofing tar, fuels, automotive chemicals, sealers, garden chemicals, pool chemicals, fluorescent bulbs, adhesives, aerosols, solvents, mothballs and mercury. Products can be disposed of at no charge. It's a free service offered by Stearns County's Environmental Services Department.
Items that cannot be accepted include: used motor oil (a used oil recycling facility is permanently located at AM Maus), antifreeze, explosives, furniture, household garbage, tires, medical waste, appliances or any other unknown products. Also not accepted is business waste. These collections are designed to collect home, not business, products. For those wo cannot make this scheduled mobile collection time, the Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 601-20th Ave. N. in St. Cloud accepts products year-round.