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, 28 main RCCs and 43 satellite facilities serve 96 counties 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 Kathleen.email@example.com or call 515-229-6692.
Eligible applicants (local governments or private agencies representing local governments) may submit applications for an initial $25,000.00 grant with no match requirement. Applicants seeking grants over $25,000.00 will be required to provide a 50/50 match for any amount over $25,000.00.
The establishment grant application will cover requests for the following projects:
a permanent structure/satellite facility to a “mobile only” county;
- Converting an existing satellite facility to a main RCC; or,
- Establishing an RCC program in an area which has never had RCC services.
If interested in establishing a Regional Collection Center, please contract Kathleen Hennings at Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-229-6692 for the most current grant application.