County Notes

Workshop on legal research, online resources Sept. 18

With the popularity of its series of public workshops that teach participants where to find free legal resources online, the Washington County Law Library is again presenting the most requested workshops of last year.

The next program is “Legal Research and Online Resources” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Oakdale Library, 1010 Heron Ave. N., Oakdale. Participants will learn about the various online resources for legal research.

County Law Library staff present this workshop and laptop computers will be available. Workshops are open to all members of the public, regardless of residence.

The hands-on workshops bring quality legal information to the public and are a collaboration between the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Minnesota Department of Education, and Washington County.

The last installment of the series is “Expungement of Criminal Records” Nov. 13 at R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place in Woodbury.

Registration is recommended to ensure the availability of a laptop computer. Register by calling 651-275-8510 or 651-430-6330.

 Household hazardous waste collection set Sept. 15

The next “remote” household hazardous waste collection in Washington County is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at 19955 Forest Lake Road North in Forest Lake. Participants should enter at Headwaters Parkway.

In addition to remote-site collections, the Washington County Environmental Center, 4039 Cottage Grove Drive in Woodbury, provides residents with a free and convenient disposal option for household hazardous waste, electronics, and recyclables all year round. It is open noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday noon to 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Saturday.

The center accepts household hazardous waste, electronics and recyclables. The center also has a Re-use Room, where residents may browse the shelves and take home previously owned products such as paint, stain, automotive products, household cleaners, and other products. All products brought into the Environmental Center are inspected to determine if they are usable products.