Disposal Options

Disposal Directory

View Washington County’s Disposal Directory

Environmental Center

The Washington County Environmental Center provides free and convenient disposal of household hazardous waste, electronics, and recyclables. The center is open to residents of Washington, Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, and Ramsey counties.  


Washington County Environmental Center
4039 Cottage Grove Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125

Hours of Operation   

  • Tuesdays:
    11 AM to 7 PM
  • Thursdays:  
    8 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Fridays:
    8 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturdays:
    8 AM to 2 PM

To learn more about the many things that are accepted, visit the Washington County’s Environmental Center

Leaves and Yard Waste

The City of Oakdale does not offer drop-off for leaves or yard waste. There are several options available in Washington County for yard waste disposal. The Washington County Northern Yard Waste Site (5527 170th Street N, Hugo) is free to Washington County residents. Accepted items include leaves, grass brush and tree waste. 

Ramsey County provides free yard waste collection for Washington County residents at select sites. View the Ramsey County yard waste page for locations and hours.

Organics Drop-off

Washington County offers free organics collection at either the Environmental Center or the Northern Yard Waste site. Get started by picking up a free collection kit. Learn more and get an organic starter kit.  

Refrigerator Recycling

Xcel Energy residential customers with a functioning refrigerator can earn a rebate and have it picked up and recycled free of charge. Schedule a pick up at Xcel Energy.