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Polk City, Iowa

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

by jgschreier 3/18/2015

Toxic. Corrosive. Reactive. Flammable.
How to dispose of household hazardous waste.

When was the last time you cleaned out under your kitchen sink? What about your garage or storage shed? Do you know what to do with unused and unwanted products you’ll find like oven cleaner, furniture polish and insect repellent? What about old automotive stuff like car wax, motor oil and antifreeze?

Common items such as these, as well as any product that says toxic, flammable or “keep out of reach of children,” are considered hazardous waste and DON’T BELONG in your regular trash. Knowing how to properly get rid of these items benefits everyone – including the environment.

Smart, Safe and Convenient Disposal
Polk City residents have several options to dispose of hazardous materials for free, including four convenient Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events.

•    March 28 - Urbandale
•    May 9 - Waukee
•    June 27 - West Des Moines
•    Sept. 26 - Windsor Heights

What to Bring
Come prepared by reviewing a list of accepted and not accepted items.

What NOT to Bring
•    Latex paint (learn how to safely dispose in garbage)
•    Electronic waste (find other local options)
•    Pharmaceuticals (read about local take-backs)
•    Tires (area drop-offs)

Year-Round Options
If these dates or locations don't work for you, visit the Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, a year-round drop-off in Bondurant.

For more information about safe and smart disposal options, visit www.WhereItShouldGo.com

And remember...
Polk City's Clean Up Day is May 2 and DOES NOT collect most of the materials mentioned above.  For details on what is and isn't collected check out Polk City's Events Calendar.  Polk City's Clean Up Day will be available to all residents that live within the City Limits of Polk City.

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