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Phone: 320-763-9340
Toll Free: 800-972-6318
Fax: 320-763-9342

2115 Jefferson Street,
Alexandria, MN 56308

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Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Recycling Center Hours
Monday-Friday 8-5
Saturday 9-2
Closed Sundays

Hazardous Waste Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4
Closed Saturday and Sunday
No appointment necessary




Hazardous Waste

All HHW brought to Pope/Douglas must be in a labeled,

non-leaking container that can be left at the site.


Used Motor Oil/Filters

Battery Recycling

Pharmaceuticals/Prescription Drug Drop-Off Locations

Unacceptable Items and Disposal Options

PaintCare/Additional Paint Recycling Drop-Off Locations



Brake Fluid
Chemistry Sets
Dioxin (pesticide)
Drain Cleaners
Dry Gas
Fiberglass Resins
Flea Products
Furniture Polish
Hair Removers
Hobby Chemicals
Insect Repellents
Mercury Thermostats
Mercury Thermometers
Moth Balls/flakes
Nail Polish/Remover
Oven Cleaners
Paint - Latex/Water Based/Acrylic
Paint - Oil Based
Paint Removers
Paint Thinners
Pesticides - Household   Pesticides - Farm/Ag/Business
Photo Chemicals
Pool Chemicals
Rat Poisons
Rubber Cements
Rug/Upholstery Cleaners
Rust Solvents
Silvex (pesticide)
Spot Removers
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Tub/Tile Cleaners
Waste Fuels
Weed Killers
Wood Preservatives
Wood Stains



Ballasts (PCBs)
Cellular Phones
InkJet Cartridges
Mercury Thermostats
Mercury Thermometers

Hydrometers (Contains Lead)

Lead Fishing Weights

Fire Extinguishers

(Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors can go in your regular trash)


Pharmaceutical Waste (Prescription Drugs)

FREE confidential household pharmaceutical/drug drop boxes. Keep it out of the trash and sewer!

Douglas County Drop-Off Locations:


Douglas County Drop-Off Locations:


Other Locations in MN:


Pope/Douglas also works with law enforcement agencies and businesses to safely dispose of their collected/unused/outdated pharmaceuticals through a Drug Destruction Program.

Safe Prescription Storage and Recycle When No Longer Needed

Medicine Cabinet Cleanout and Recycle When No Longer Needed

Making Sure Your Drugs are Stored Safely and Recycle When No Longer Needed


Used Motor Oil and Oil Filters

Used motor oil and oil filters generated through household use are accepted free for disposal at the South end of the Recycling Center. The used motor oil must be in dumpable containers no larger than five gallons in size. Crankcase oil, motor oil, gasoline and transmission fluid are also accepted in the oil tank. Contaminated oil or brake fluid must be taken to the HHW Collection Facility. 

Service stations and oil change businesses also accept oils and filters for proper disposal.

Minnesota Statutes §115A.916 prohibits the disposal of motor oil on land, in the sewer system, or with solid waste. Improper disposal of oil and other automotive lubricants can harm vegetation and pollute water supplies. The prohibition also includes brake fluid, power steering fluid and transmission fluid.





Unacceptable Materials



PaintCare Program (Additional Paint Recycling Options)

Need more options to recycle your leftover paints?  You can drop off - for recycling -

'program paints' at several area retailers that have signed onto MN's PaintCare Program.

Your paints that are dropped off for recycling at the Pope/Douglas Household Hazardous Waste Facility are handled through the MN PaintCare Program.