A - Z Disposal sub-categories:
Nail Polish & Nail Polish Remover
Unusable or unwanted nail polish and nail polish remover contains hazardous chemicals and should be brought to either the Steele or Rice County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities for free, proper disposal. Click here for more information about theses HHW facilities. Empty or dried bottles of nail polish may be thrown in the trash.
Naval jelly is a corrosive cleaner and should be brought to either the Steele or Rice County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities for free, proper disposal. Click here for more information about theses HHW facilities.
Buy the smallest amount of hazardous cleaners you need to do the job or try alternative cleaners that contain less or no hazardous ingredients. Basic information on what to look for when purchasing cleaners may be found online at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency web site or call the Steele County Recycling Hotline at 507-451-5443 for a list of recipes for non-toxic home cleaners.
Needles and sharps can injure garbage haulers and other workers who handle these wastes, so household sharps must be disposed properly. Consumers who wish to dispose of sharps in the Steele County Landfill are asked to place all sharps point first in a heavy duty plastic liquid laundry detergent bottle with a screw top cap. Keep the cap on when storing spent needles. When the container is at least half full, cap and tape the lid, label “Do Not Recycle – Household Sharps” and place in household trash.
Information on other disposal alternatives for sharps may be found in an online fact sheet provided by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: Online Fact Sheet
Newspapers, including all the inserts, are accepted at curbside and at all recycling drop off sites in Steele County. They can be placed in with all other papers, preferably in paper bags, for recycling. Click here for more information about Steele County’s Residential Recycling program