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Posted on: March 16, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Household Toxin Disposal and Electronics Recycling Event

Do you have toxic chemicals in your home or garage or outdated electronic devices taking up space in your attic? Get rid of them during the next drop-off event! Saturday, April 14th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM, the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission (BHCSWMC) and the City of Waterloo will sponsor a drop-off event for Black Hawk County residents. The event will take place rain or shine at the Waterloo Waste Water Treatment Plant at 3505 Easton Avenue, Waterloo.

According to Waterloo ordinance, all loads brought to the event must be covered and tied down. Volunteers will be on hand to help remove the items from your vehicle.

The BHCSWMC has hired a licensed hazardous waste hauling company for the one-day event. Substances accepted for safe disposal include: lawn chemicals, cleaners, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent light bulbs (compact and tube), propane tanks, mercury thermometers and more. Visit for a complete list. Paint, used oil, antifreeze, appliances, or business-generated waste of any kind will not be accepted.

The BHCSWMC has also contracted with a licensed electronic waste recycling company to collect outdated, broken, or unwanted electronics and electrical items from Black Hawk County residents. Each household/vehicle may bring two Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) containing devices (non-flat screen TVs and computer monitors) for free. Each additional CRT will cost $5 (to help defray the cost of recycling the lead and other toxic substances contained within). The recycling company will also collect other devices such as cell phones, stereos, and DVD players for free. Visit to view the electronics recycling list. Electronic waste from businesses will not be accepted.

Not sure about an item that you have? Call the Waste Trac Education Team at 266-8722.

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