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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Household Toxic Materials & Electronics Drop-off on Sept. 22nd


The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission will be partnering with the City of Cedar Falls to sponsor another residential hazardous materials and electronics recycling drop-off event. This event is open to ALL Black Hawk County residents to get rid of approved items from their homes and garages. Some fees may apply.


The drop-off will be held (rain or shine) on Saturday, September 22nd from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Cedar Falls Public Works Complex (2200 Technology Parkway). On the day of the event, follow the signs from the intersection of Hudson Road and Technology Parkway to the drop-off site. Volunteers will unload your items for you. For safety reasons, you must stay in your vehicle.


Black Hawk County households can get rid of old chemicals, propane tanks, fluorescent light bulbs (compact and tube), mercury thermometers, and more. Each vehicle/household may bring two Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) containing devices for free (older TV’s and computer monitors with the bump in the back). Additional CRTs are $5 each (with no limit). Please bring exact cash only. Bills larger than $20 will not be accepted. Many other electronic and electrical items (flat screen TVs/monitors, vacuums, holiday lights, game systems, VCR/DVD players, radios, humidifiers, etc.) will be recycled at no cost. All hard drives will be shredded after the event. A list of accepted items can be found at http://wastetrac.org/fall-drop-off-event/. Have an item that you are unsure about? Contact the Waste Trac Education Team at 319-266-8722.


The following items will NOT be accepted at the event: paint, motor oil, antifreeze, lawn mowers, grills, appliances (including microwaves, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, water heaters, stoves, dryers, washers, refrigerators, etc.), tires, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, asbestos, ammunition, radioactive materials, or non-hazardous waste Electronics waste and hazardous materials from businesses, churches, schools, and non-profits will NOT be accepted. Tips for managing these materials (and other items) can be found at http://wastetrac.org/faqs/.


Approximately 60 volunteers (age 18+) are needed to make this community event possible! Volunteers will assist with unloading items, directing traffic, surveying participants, and making this event run as efficiently as possible. Two volunteer shifts are available: from 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM or from 7:45 AM - 12:15 PM. To volunteer, contact Tammy Turner at 266-8722 or by email at tturner@co.black-hawk.ia.us. More details can be found at http://wastetrac.org/volunteer/.

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