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We All Win When You Bring in Household Hazardous Materials

Common household materials can be hazardous when not handled or disposed of properly. When you choose to bring in your leftover items like cleaning products and gardening supplies, you’re helping everyone in our community win.

Making a drop off at your Regional Collection Center is as easy as looking up your location and collecting any unwanted items from around your home. Find out where to bring it in!

Household Hazardous Materials
What are Household Hazardous Materials?
How do I purchase household hazardous materials?
How do I use & store hazardous household products?
How do I dispose of hazardous household products?
HHM Fact Sheets
DNR Contact

Kathleen Hennings
515-725-8359
Kathleen.Hennings@dnr.iowa.gov

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Rechargeable batteries are becoming more common and are found in a variety of items in our households.

Although rechargeable batteries last longer than conventional batteries they eventually lose power, and when they cannot be recharged, they need special handling. Due to the presence of corrosive chemicals, toxins such as mercury and lead, and charged electrodes, all batteries pose hazards and risk of fire, but the biggest risk lies with rechargeable batteries. 

Rechargeable batteries should not be placed in the trash and should never be tossed in your recycling bin. When an item is labeled "recyclable", that simply means it can be recycled in some way; it doesn't mean that it can be put in your recycling bin. Rechargeable, Lithium Ion batteries can be recycled, but only at specified locations.

To find your nearest facility contact your local solid waste agency, or Regional Collection Center.


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