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Regional Collection Center (RCC) Establishment Grant Program

Regional Collection Centers (RCCs) are permanent collection facilities designed to assist households and conditionally exempt small quantity generator businesses with proper management and disposal of hazardous waste, provide a materials exchange (Swap Shop) for usable products, and work to educate Iowans in proper purchasing, use, storage and disposal of household hazardous materials.

Currently, 26 main RCCs and 40 satellite facilities serve 91counties in Iowa which provide a variety of programs and services, including daily access to a hazardous material drop-off site.

If your county does not have an RCC, talk to your local county, city officials, board of Supervisors, or solid waste agency about establishing one in your area.

DNR personnel are available to present to your group or organization on both Household Hazardous Materials and establishing a Regional Collection Center.  To schedule a presentation, contact Kathleen Hennings at or call 515-725-8359.

For a grant application form, please contact Kathleen Hennings at

Map of Iowa RCCs
Interactive Map of Iowa RCCs

RCC Innovation / Improvement Grant

The purpose of this application is to provide existing Regional Collection Center main and satellite facilities a more appropriate application in which to competitively request grant funds. These grants can be used to improve RCC and satellite facility structures or operational efficiencies. RCC’s are encouraged to utilize this grant application to develop and implement new programs and projects designed to improve customer convenience and participation.

For a grant application form, please contact Kathleen Hennings at

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Kathleen Hennings