Hazardous waste collection May 31 in Milaca

The annual Mille Lacs County household hazardous waste collection event will take place in Milaca on Thursday, May 31, from 3 to 7 p.m.

The site in Milaca will be the city garage, 1205 Central Ave. No. There will also be recycling of appliances, electronics and scrap metal.

Items that can be dropped off without a charge include paint (oil and latex), stains, garden chemicals, household cleaners and chemicals, fluorescent bulbs (compact and regular), motor oil, electric motors, batteries of all types, cell phones, lawn mowers/rototillers, scrap metal of any kind, and passenger and recreational vehicles.

There will be a $2 charge for treadmills, copiers, phones/radios, computer towers, laptop computers, scanners, stereo consoles/receivers, typewriters, sump pumps, vacuum cleaners, fax machines, CD/VCR/DVD players, small electronic household appliances, humidifiers, and power tools. It will cost $10 to get rid of a microwave oven, and $15 apiece for washers, dryers, stoves, furnaces and water heaters. There will be a $20 charge for computer monitors and televisions of any size.

There will be a charge of $30 for each air conditioner, dehumidifier, electric cooler and household refrigerator or freezer (no RV refrigerators accepted).

You must bring proof (tax statement) of Mille Lacs County residency.


Tire recycling 

Tires will be accepted from noon to 7 p.m. at the county’s public works facility, 565 8th St. N.E., Milaca.

County households may drop off up to four passenger car tires at no charge Tax statements, as proof of residency, are required.

Additional tires may be recycled at $1.50 for additional passenger, ATV or motorcycle tires, and $3 for light truck tires. Those types of tires may be on or off the rim.

Other tires, off the rim, can be recycled at $6.50 for semi tires, tractor tires of 24 inches or smaller at $21, and tractor tires of 24 inches or larger at $31.

Other tires, on the rim, will cost $7.50 for semi truck tires, $31 for tractor tires 24 inches or smaller, and $41 for tractor tires 24 inches or larger.