Posted on: March 3, 2017

Residential Electronics Recycling & Household Toxins Drop-off

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission will be partnering with the City of Waterloo to sponsor an electronics recycling and household hazardous materials drop-off event. ALL Black Hawk County residents are welcome to bring approved items from their homes and garages (fees may apply). The drop-off will be held on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Waterloo Waste Water Treatment Plant (3505 Easton Avenue).Follow the signs from the corner of Highway 218 and Mitchell Avenue to the drop-off site.

Approximately 60 volunteers (age 18+) are needed to help unload items, direct traffic, survey participants, and make this event run efficiently. Groups and individuals interested in volunteering should contact Tammy Turner at 266-TRAC (8722) or by email at tturner@co.black-hawk.ia.us. Volunteer details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1246127468807026/ .

Items such as lawn chemicals, rechargeable batteries, fluorescent light bulbs (compact and tube), propane tanks, old gasoline, mercury thermometers, and much more will be accepted for safe disposal. Each vehicle/household can recycle two Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) containing computer monitors/televisions for free (including console TVs and TVs/monitors with the big bump in the back). Additional CRTs are $5 each. Flat screen TVs/monitors, computer accessories, game systems, vacuums, VCR/DVD players, radios, humidifiers, holiday lights, and much more will be recycled at no cost. All hard drives will be shredded. A list of accepted items and associated fees can be found at the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission’s website www.WasteTrac.org or at https://www.facebook.com/events/1734641830108915/ .


paint, appliances (including microwaves, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc.), tires, motor oil, antifreeze, ammunition, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, asbestos, radioactive materials, or non-hazardous waste.


Electronics waste and hazardous materials from businesses, churches, and schools will not be accepted during this event. For more information about recycling options, please call the Waste Trac Education Team (266-8722) or visit www.WasteTrac.org.

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