Solid Waste - Household Hazardous Waste

Single Sort Recycling Program

Recycling Guide and Schedule (PDF)

2023 Household Hazardous Waste Collections

May 3rd - County Highway Garage in Morris from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 7st - City Garage Hancock from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
July 26th - County Highway Garage in Morris from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
September 6th - County Highway Garage in Morris from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NOTE: If you have a few gallons of paint/stain/varnish you would like to get rid of now, check out the link below about the PaintCare Program. Morris Lumber and Millwork in Morris will take limited amounts of paints, stains and varnish. Read the ad for details and call ahead to confirm they can accept the type and amount of paint you would like to recycle. They do not accept: aerosols (spray paint), or leaking, unlabeled, and empty containers.

PaintCare Advertisement (PDF)

2023 Empty Plastic Pesticide Container Collection

Tuesday, August 22nd - County Highway Garage in Morris from 8 am to Noon.

* Only #2 HDPE plastic containers
* Clean, dry & properly rinsed
* Container caps removed
* Labels removed the best you can

NOTE: To allow for ease of transport and recycling it is suggested to tie jugs together with baling twine.

Spring Newsletter (PDF)
Disposal Guide to Solid Waste Facilities (PDF)
Source Reduction
Backyard Composting
Household Hazardous Waste (PDF)
Fluorescent Bulbs (PDF)
Used Oil and Oil Filters (PDF)
Electronic & Appliances Recycling (PDF)
Demolition Debris Landfill (PDF)
Solid Waste Disposal Factsheet (PDF)
Farmsteads and Solid Waste Guidance (PDF)
Demolition Debris Disposal Facility PBR Notification Form (PDF)  (DOC)
Fact Sheets on Waste Reduction, Backyard Burning, Hazardous Wastes, Composting & Green Building
Stevens County Solid Waste Ordinance (PDF)

Other Information Sources
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Recycling Association of Minnesota
Minnesota Material Exchange Program
Preventing Waste and Pollution
Kids Guide to Recycling Glass and Plastic