The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission is co-sponsoring another household toxic materials and electronics recycling drop-off event on Saturday, April 13th 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 cleaning 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 https://wastetrac.org/spring-drop-off-event/ .

The following items will NOT be accepted at the event: paint, appliances (for example: microwaves, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, water heaters, etc.), grills, lawn mowers, 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 many other items) can be found at https://wastetrac.org/FAQs/ .

On the day of the event, follow the signs from the corner of Highway 218 and Mitchell Avenue to the drop-off site. An estimated 800-1,000 vehicles will participate during this 5 hour event. 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.

For more details, visit the commission website (https://wastetrac.org/ ), call (319) 266-8722, or learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/285947658628296/ .

Groups and individuals (age 18+) interested in volunteering can contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 319-266-8722 or visit https://wastetrac.org/volunteer/ for more information.

If you are unable to attend this event, the fall drop-off will be held on Saturday, September 21st from 9 AM – 2 PM at the Cedar Falls Public Works Complex (2200 Technology Parkway). Visit https://wastetrac.org/fall-drop-off-event/ for more details.