Methamphetamine and Meth Labs
Meth Lab Cleanup
Meth manufacturing, commonly named "cooking", leaves behind 5 to 7 pounds of chemical waste for each pound of meth that is made. These byproducts are considered hazardous waste. Therefore, the clean-up is subject, not only to local ordinances, but also to Minnesota hazardous waste rules.
Clandestine Drug Lab Cleanup Guidelines
If a property has been determined to be a meth lab, the Cleanup Guidelines below are recommended for use to remediate or cleanup a property. The guidance contains information about identification of a meth lab, recommended cleanup procedures, and meth property testing information.
A revised version of the Clandestine Drug Lab Cleanup Guidance (Cleanup Guidance) and Clandestine Lab Contractors' Procedural Report (Contractors' Report) has been published and is effective as of October 2010.
The 2010 guidance now includes a way to evaluate whether the residue from meth presents a health hazard in a residence.