The Household Hazardous Material Drop-off Day will be from 8 a.m. to noon on May 3 at the Marshalltown Water Pollution Control Plant, 1001 Woodland St., east of Riverview Park.
The city of Marshalltown has partnered with the Solid Waste Management Commission of Marshall County and Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-off to bring its residents the opportunity to properly dispose of household hazardous wastes. Words such as "warning," "keep out of reach of children," "danger" or "toxic" indicate that a product may be hazardous.
Accepted items will be stain and varnish, paint remover and thinner, gasoline and kerosene, windshield washer solution, aerosol cleaners, drain and oven cleaners, metal polishes and rust removers, oil- and lead-based paint, ammonia-based cleaners, rechargeable batteries, petroleum-based adhesives, glues, caulk, contact cements and resins, and fertilizers, pesticides and weed killers.
Items that will not be accepted are latex paint, used motor oil, used oil filters, lead acid batteries, needles, ammunition, explosives, asbestos, radioactive material, fire extinguishers and compressed gas cylinders. Also any HHM from schools and businesses, including farms, will not be accepted.
The drop-off event is for residents only.
Businesses may call the Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-off listed below for information on proper disposal of HHMs.
Latex paint can be dried out completely in the can, stirred into kitty litter or sawdust, or pour it out in a plastic lined cardboard box to dry. Once it is dry, place the can with the lid off and the dried paint in the garbage.
For more information about the Marshalltown Household Hazardous Materials Drop-off event, please contact the Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-off Center at 1-888-603-CREW, the Marshall County Landfill 641-752-0646 or Pam Blake, recycling director 641-844-5617 for proper disposal information.