Recycling & Waste

Wood - Treated

Definition

Treated wood contains chemicals to protect it from damage due to insects, moisture and fungi.

More information: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency factsheet

Legal Considerations

It is illegal to burn treated wood in wood stoves, fireplaces or recreational or cooking fires. Burning releases chemicals that can be harmful to human health and the environment.

Disposal

Do not bring treated wood to the yard waste collection sites.

Most trash haulers accept treated wood. Call for disposal and pickup options. You can also contact one of the disposal companies listed below.

Disposal Companies

Advanced Disposal
309 Como Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55103
Burnsville Landfill, Inc.
2650 Cliff Road West
Burnsville, Minnesota, 55337
Pine Bend Sanitary Landfill
2495 East 117th Street
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, 55077
Twin City Refuse & Recycling
318 W Water St
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55107
Veit's Saint Paul Recycling and Transfer Facility
1305 Pierce Butler Rte
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55104

Recycle

If in usable condition, bring treated wood to one of the recycle companies listed below. Call to verify items accepted, hours and fees.

Recycle Companies

Better Futures Minnesota ReUse Warehouse
2620 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55406
J & J Recycling
607 Barge Channel Rd
St. Paul, Minnesota, 55107
The Habitat ReStore
510 County Road D West
New Brighton, Minnesota, 55112