Household Hazardous Materials

The Page County Household Hazardous Waste Facility is a joint partnership between the Page County Landfill Association and the City of Council Bluffs Public Health Department. With the assistance from an Iowa Department of Natural Resources Establishment Grant this cooperative effort is able to provide the residents of Page County a year-round option for the proper disposal of Household Hazardous Waste. 

What are household hazardous materials? 

Household hazardous materials or HHM's are products that are toxic, corrosive, flammable or reactive. Some examples are degreasers, gasoline, herbicides, household cleaners, paint stripper, pesticides and spot and rust removers. Unused or leftover portions of materials can pose a health threat if disposed of improperly. 

Words like DANGER, CAUTION, POISON, WARNING or KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN are all labels that indicate the item could be a household hazardous material. 

What household hazardous materials are accepted at the facility?

  • Antifreeze
  • Car batteries
  • Drain cleaners
  • Fluorescent bulbs/compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Furniture polish
  • Herbicides (weed killers)
  • Household cleaners
  • Lithium and NiCad batteries
  • Motor oil and oil filters
  • Oil-based paints
  • Old gasoline
  • Oven cleaner
  • Pesticides (bug killers)
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Solvents (paint thinner)

What household hazardous materials are not accepted at the facility?

Latex Paint 

Oil-based paint is accepted at the household hazardous waste facility at the landfill, but latex paint is not. For proper disposal of latex paint, mix it with kitty litter or sawdust to dry it out or pour it into or onto something you might throw away like old clothing or carpet. After it is dry, the container can be recycled, which is recommended, or it can be disposed of with your regular garbage if the lid is removed. 

When can I drop off my household hazardous materials? 

Call (712) 542-4215 to schedule an appointment for household hazardous waste drop-off the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.