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Posted on: March 21, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Household Chemical Collection

Free household chemical collection for Poweshiek County residents will be held on Saturday, April 12th, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Public Services Department 1411 1st Avenue, Grinnell.

Acceptable Items:

  • Common household cleaners
  • Lawn & pool chemicals
  • Poisons
  • Antifreeze
  • Oil & lead-based paint
  • Stains & varnishes
  • Gasoline & kerosene
  • Lighter fluid
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Fluorescent light bulbs & CFLs
  • Sharps (needles) in rigid plastic jug

Call SCISWA at 641-828-8545 for more information about what is accepted.

Unacceptable Items:

  • Latex paint
  • Medical wastes/drugs
  • Asbestos
  • Ammunition
  • Radioactive materials
  • Fire extinguishers & gas cylinders
  • Auto batteries
  • Alkaline batteries (A,AA, AAA, C, D)
  • Empty containers
  • Motor oil
  • Hazardous waste from businesses

Managing latex paint: open it up, add kitty litter, stir. When dry, place open can in your garbage.

The household chemical collection is a service of South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency. Call or visit

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