The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission will be partnering with the City of Cedar Falls to sponsor another 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, September 23rd from 9 AM – 2 PM at the Cedar Falls Public Works Complex (2200 Technology Parkway). 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.

Approximately 60 volunteers (age 18 and older) are needed for this event. Another dozen volunteers are still needed for unloading TVs and computers. To volunteer, contact Tammy Turner at 266-TRAC (8722) or by email at

Lawn chemicals, propane tanks, fluorescent light bulbs (compact and tube), old gasoline, mercury thermometers, and more will be accepted from Black Hawk County households.

Each vehicle/household can recycle two Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) containing computer monitors/televisions for free (including console TVs and older styles of TVs and computer monitors with the big bump in the back). Additional CRTs are $5 each. Please bring exact cash only.

Flat screen TVs/monitors, computer accessories, vacuums, holiday lights, game systems, VCR/DVD players, radios, humidifiers, 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 newly updated website, on the Waste Trac Education Team’s Facebook Page, or call 266-TRAC for details.

Please note: the following items will NOT be accepted at the event: paint, appliances (including microwaves, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, 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, and schools will NOT be accepted during this event.