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The Becker County Household Hazardous Waste facility disposed of over 37 tons of hazardous household products last year — products that otherwise could have ended up in a landfill or flushed in the sink to contaminate the local water supply. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

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Are you in need of a little paint or wood stain to finish off a bathroom or a new piece of homemade furniture?

Do you have a can of paint, stain or varnish left over from a home decorating project? Or maybe some old herbicide sitting around your garage?


It may be time for a visit to the Becker County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility, located adjacent to the solid waste transfer station off County Road 144 north of Detroit Lakes.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454