GRANT, MN - Washington County has plans to reopen a hazardous waste transfer station at Wildwood Elementary in the Mahtomedi Public School District. Wildwood Elementary sits on the former Bellaire Sanitation Transfer Station and Mixed Municipal Waste Dump. Washington County said they will accept any and all hazardous materials from the seven county metro area at Wildwood Elementary on April 27th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Washington County has stated they will accept the following hazardous materials at Wildwood Elementary: latex /oil paint & stain, paint remover/thinner, wood preservatives, antifreeze, used motor oil and filters, propane tanks, rechargeable batteries, insect/roach/ant killer, fertilizers/herbicides, weed killer, mercury thermometers, fluorescent bulbs, household cleaners, sharps, syringes, needles and used epipens in a sealed, sturdy container, computers & monitors, peripherals (keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.), printers, TVs, DVD & VCR players, fax machines, and cell phones.
This hazardous material collection at Wildwood Elementary will take place only a few hundred feet away from a large and vast Mixed Municipal Waste Dump that has similar toxic items and chemicals collected in the 1960's through late 1980's buried under a two to five foot soil cover.