A box of household hazardous materials like paint and engine oil is shown.

The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center will sponsor a mobile household hazardous materials collection event from 8-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd. SE in Iowa City. There is no cost to participate.

Residents of Iowa City and other communities in rural areas of Johnson County, as well as residents of Kalona and Riverside, may dispose of one box of household hazardous materials per household.

Accepted items include:

  • Oil-based paint
  • Household cleaners
  • Non-alkaline batteries such as rechargeable or cell phone batteries
  • Sharps, like needles, syringes, lancets, EpiPens, and similar devices in puncture-proof containers
  • Motor oil and other automotive fluids

No latex paint will be accepted at this event. For a complete list of the items that can be dropped off for disposal, please visit the hazardous waste section of our website at www.icgov.org/esrc.  

Residents with more than one box of household hazardous materials, all businesses, or those with materials that will not be accepted at the mobile event, should call 319-356-5185 to make an appointment for disposal at the Iowa City Landfill’s permanent household hazardous waste collection facility. 

For more information, contact the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center at 319-356-5185. 

Date of publication

Tuesday, September 03, 2019