Household Hazardous Waste


Hazardous materials

Household Hazardous Waste Information

  •  An appointment must be made to drop off Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) at the landfill satellite building.
  • Call 641-752-0646 for an appointment
  • Know the materials you will be bringing and about how much.
  • Try to keep the materials in the original container or a closed container marked with the contents. 
  • *Sharps must be in either a red sharps plastic container or a hard plastic detergent bottle. The detergent bottle must have the cap screwed on and sealed with duct tape. No milk jugs are allowed. Guidelines from the DOT.

Asbestos Containing Material

* We accept Asbestos Containing Material by appointment only at a rate of $75.00 per ton with specific delivery restrictions.

Acceptable Household Hazardous Materials

Garage & Workshop

  • Acids/Bases
  • Aerosol cleaners
  • Antifreeze
  • Auto polish
  • Auto starter fluid
  • Car Wax
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Caulk, labeled flammable
  • Contact cement
  • Epoxy flammable
  • Fluorescent Compact Bulb
  • Fluorescent ballast/tubes
  • Gasoline & Kerosene
  • Glues
  • Lighter fluid
  • Paint, oil & lead based
  • Paint remover/thinner
  • Petroleum based adhesive
  • Roofing tar
  • Shellac
  • Stain
  • Windshield washer solution
  • Varnish

Home & Garden

  • Aerosol cans
  • Batteries, button type & rechargeable
  • Brush killers
  • Cell phones
  • Concrete cleaners & etches
  • Fertilizers
  • Fungicide
  • Furniture polish
  • Insect spray
  • Metal polish (solvent based)
  • Moth balls
  • Pesticide
  • Pool chemicals
  • Rat, mouse & gopher poison
  • Rust removers
  • Spot remover
  • Wall paper remover
  • Weed killer

Kitchen & Bathroom

  • Ammonia based cleaners
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Floor care products
  • Mercury
  • Oven cleaners
  • Polish removers
  • Sharps (syringes)* - see DOT guidelines above
  • Solvent based cleaners

Unacceptable Items

  • Ammunition or explosives
  • Asbestos: For information relating to disposal of asbestos containing material, contact the landfill 641-752-0646.
  • Empty containers from HHW materials, put in trash
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Latex paint that has not been dried - See Guidelines below
  • Materials in containers larger than 5 gallons
  • Radioactive materials

Latex Paint Guidelines

  Latex paint is non hazardous and can be put into the landfill after it is dried up.  Take the lid off and let it dry out, or take a cardboard box with newspaper in the bottom and pour it out into layers. Add cat litter or floor dry to each layer and let it dry. After it is dry you can put it into your regular garbage. Let your hauler know it is dried out latex paint so he knows he can take it.

Regional Collection Center for Business/Farm Chemicals

 Any business that generates small amounts of hazardous waste may participate at the Regional Collection Center. There is a fee for businesses based on the amount and type of hazardous waste brought to the facility.
Call the Regional collection Center at Bondurant, 1-888-603-2739.