The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission is co-sponsoring a household toxic materials and electronics recycling drop-off event on Saturday, April 14th from 9 AM – 2 PM. The drop-off will be co-hosted by the City of Waterloo at the Waterloo Waste Water Treatment Plant (3505 Easton Avenue). Event costs will be paid for by the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission. ALL Black Hawk County residents are encouraged to get rid of approved items from their homes and garages (some fees may apply).

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. All hard drives will be shredded. Many other electronic and electrical items (flat screen TVs/monitors, vacuums, holiday lights, game systems, etc.) will be recycled at no cost. A complete list of accepted items can be found at http://wastetrac.org/spring-drop-off-event/.

The following items will NOT be accepted at the event: paint, appliances (including microwaves, stoves, dryers, dehumidifiers, washers, refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.), tires, motor oil, antifreeze, asbestos, ammunition, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, 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/.

On the day of the event, an estimated 800-1,000 vehicles will participate. We appreciate your patience as our crew of volunteers unload your televisions, fluorescent bulbs, LP tanks, and other “approved” items. For safety reasons, you must stay in your vehicle.