The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission together with the City of Waterloo are sponsoring a FREE household hazardous materials drop-off event this spring. ALL Black Hawk County residents are welcome to bring approved materials. This event will be held on Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the Waterloo Waste Water Treatment Plant located at 3505 Easton Avenue in Waterloo. The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission will be accepting toxic materials from county residents' homes at the free drop-off site. Items such as lawn chemicals, old cleaners, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent light bulbs (compact and tube), aerosol cans, propane tanks and much more will be accepted for safe disposal. A listing of accepted items can be found at www.WasteTrac.org. Please call 266-TRAC (8722) if you have an item not listed and staff can let you know if it will be accepted.
Unfortunately, no paint, motor oil, antifreeze, ammunition, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, asbestos, radioactive materials, non-hazardous waste, or business waste of any kind will be accepted during the event.
For those residents unable to attend the April 2nd 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 24th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Cedar Falls Utilities. Check the Waste Trac website for updates, as the September event approaches.