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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Free household hazardous waste collection for Poweshiek County residents will be held on Saturday, May 22nd from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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

Unacceptable Items:

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

Visit www.sciswa.org for more information.

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

The household chemical collection is a service of South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency and Metro Waste Authority.

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