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Household Toxins Drop-off

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Our friends at Waste Trac passed along the below info — something to consider while you’re doing your spring cleaning! 

For more information, contact Waste Trac at (319) 266-TRAC (8722) :: Education Team for the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Mgmt. Commission

Household Toxins Drop-off

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission will be partnering with the City of Waterloo to sponsor a FREE household hazardous materials drop-off event this spring. ALL Black Hawk County residents are welcome to bring approved materials. The event will be held on Saturday, April 10th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the Waterloo Waste Water Treatment Plant located at 3505 Easton Avenue in Waterloo. On the day of the event, follow signs from the intersection of Highway 218 and Mitchell Avenue to the drop-off site.

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission will be accepting toxic materials from county residential homes and garages at the free drop-off site.


  • Home items such as: aerosol cans, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent light bulbs (compact and tube), ballasts, furniture and metal polish, wallpaper remover, spot remover, floor care products and oven, drain, and other types of cleaners.
  • Lawn & Garden products such as: insect spray, rat/mouse/gopher poison, and fungicides.
  • Garage & Workshop items such as: pool chemicals, concrete cleaner, acids and bases, auto cleaners, varnish, car wax, brake fluid, driveway sealer, epoxy, glues, gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid, petroleum-based adhesives, roofing tar, shellac, and propane tanks.


  • Paint
  • Motor Oil & Antifreeze
  • Ammunition
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Alkaline Batteries (AAA, AA, 9 volt, etc. Batteries)
  • Asbestos
  • Radioactive materials
  • Non-hazardous waste (please use your weekly garbage service)
  • Business waste of any type (call for a list of vendors that work with local businesses)

A complete listing of accepted items can be found on the county solid waste mgmt. commission’s website (www.WasteTrac.org). Please call if you have an item not listed and staff can let you know if it will be accepted at the drop-off event. The drop-off will take place as scheduled – rain or shine! For more information, please visit http://www.WasteTrac.org or call the Waste Trac Education Team at 266-TRAC (8722).

For those residents unable to attend the April 10th drop-off event, the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission will be sponsoring another free drop-off event for Black Hawk County residents this fall on Saturday, September 25th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Cedar Falls Utilities. Check the Waste Trac website for updates as the September event approaches.


Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

April 7, 2010 at 6:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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