Twice per year, the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission subsidizes drop-off events for household toxic materials disposal and electronics recycling. The Fall Drop-off Event is hosted at a City of Cedar Falls site. The Spring Drop-off Event is hosted at a City of Waterloo site. BOTH events are open to ALL Black Hawk County residents, to get rid of approved items from their homes and garages.
The proper disposal of household toxins and the recycling of all electric/electronic items collected during these events is paid for by the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission, although some fees may apply for certain electronic items. Business hazardous waste and electronics from businesses are not accepted. Fall Drop-off Event (2018) When: Saturday, September 22rd from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Where: The Cedar Falls Public Works Complex – located at 2200 Technology Parkway in Cedar Falls.
Follow the event signs from the corner of Hudson Road and Technology Parkway on the day of the event. **For safety reasons, you must stay in your vehicle. Event volunteers will unload your items for you.** NOTICE: Due to a City of Cedar Falls Ordinance, ALL LOADS brought to the Household Hazardous Materials & Electronics Recycling Drop-off must be “contained in a covered vehicle or otherwise secured… so that the material does not fall off or blow out of the vehicle”.
This shall be required at the load’s point of origin and will include any and all materials being brought to this event. Add this event to your Facebook calendar! Volunteer at the Fall Drop-off Event The Waste Trac Education Team is looking for approximately 60 volunteers to assist residents at this drop-off event. From directing traffic and surveying participants to unloading chemicals and electronic items from participants’ vehicles, volunteers make this event possible! During a typical event, volunteers will unload materials from 600-1,000 vehicles during the 5 hour event! Learn more about volunteering for this event.
*During the fall of 2017, there were 955 vehicles that participated during this 5-hour event! Volunteers filled 118 pallets with unwanted e-waste and unloaded more than a semi-load full of household toxic materials! Electronic Drop-off Details: Black Hawk County Residents are invited to bring old electric or electronic items from their homes. 2 Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) are accepted free of charge per household/vehicle.
Each additional CRT is $5. Exact CASH only. Bills larger than $20 will NOT be accepted. CRTs can be found in old NON-flat screen TV sets (including console TVs) and older NON-flat screen styles of bulky desktop computer monitors. All other electric and electronic devices (including flat screen TVs/computers) are accepted free of charge. All computer hard drives will be shredded and all devices will be safely recycled through Midwest Electronic Recovery in Walford, Iowa.
No appliances (air conditioners, microwaves, dehumidifiers, washers, dryers, water softeners, refrigerators, freezers, etc.). No e-waste from businesses, churches, schools, or non-profits. Examples of electric/electronic devices that residents CAN bring to the Fall Drop-off: 2 CRTs per household/vehicle at no charge ($5 each for each additional CRT) including: NON-flat screen computer monitors and NON-flat screen television sets (including console TVs) Unlimited quantities at no charge: flat screen computer monitors, flat screen televisions, computer towers, hard drives (will be shredded), laptops, keyboards, mice, routers, desktop copiers, printers, fax machines, cables, ink cartridges, cell phones, home phones, video game systems, DVD/VCR players, handheld electronics, radios, stereos, cassette players, record players, curling irons, hair dryers, countertop kitchen appliances (toasters, mixers, blenders, can openers, toaster ovens, etc.
), and other non-appliance home items: vacuums, fans (all styles), tabletop/floor lamps, treadmills, humidifiers, electric space heaters, holiday lights, electric keyboards, cable/satellite equipment, etc.) The event flier (at the bottom of this page) lists a wide variety of devices that will/will not be accepted. If you have an item that you are unsure about, please contact the Waste Trac Education Team.
Household Hazardous Materials Drop-off Details: Bring household toxic materials for free and safe disposal The drop-off is open to all Black Hawk County Residents (for residential hazardous waste only) All materials will be safely disposed or recycled through Clean Harbors. No paint, used oil, antifreeze, appliances, or tires. No hazardous waste from businesses, churches, schools, or non-profits.
Many vendors have routes locally. Examples of toxic materials that residents CAN bring to the Fall Drop-off: Home items such as: clogged aerosol cans (including aerosol spray paint), **batteries (all varieties – except alkaline), fluorescent light bulbs (compact and tube) and ballasts (no fixtures), mercury (including switches and thermometers), moth balls, furniture/metal polish, wallpaper remover, floor care products, and various types of toxic cleaners.
Lawn and Garden products such as: brush killer, liquid fertilizers, insect spray, rat/mouse/gopher poison, and fungicides. Garage and Workshop items such as: pool chemicals, lead acid batteries (car, truck, mower, motorcycle, etc.), concrete cleaner, acids and bases, auto cleaners, varnish, shellac, stain, car wax, brake fluid, driveway sealer, adhesives, epoxy, glues, flammables (gasoline, kerosene, and lighter fluid), roofing tar, and propane tanks.
The event flier (at the bottom of this page) lists a wide variety of devices that will/will not be accepted. These are some examples of accepted materials. If you have an item that you are unsure about, please contact the Waste Trac Education Team. What residents CAN NOT bring to the Fall Drop-off Event: Appliances Paint Alkaline batteries (Single use AAA, AA, 9-volt, etc.) Motor oil, filters, or antifreeze Medication or medical sharps Ammunition – Contact the Black Hawk County Sherriff’s Office or your local police department.
Fire extinguishers – Contact the Waterloo Hazmat Center or a local scrap metal company. Call ahead for instructions. Radioactive materials (smoke detectors) – Identify which brand of smoke detector that you have and contact them for mail back instructions. Asbestos Tires Non-hazardous waste (couches, mattresses, carpet, etc.) – Check with your city or take those items directly to the Cedar Falls Transfer Station or the Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill.
Business, church, non-profit, or school waste (of any type). For a fee, many e-waste recyclers and hazardous waste hauling companies have routes locally. Have a list of items and quantities handy when calling for quotes. Click on the 2017 document below for more information: (Fall 2018 info coming soon)
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An appliance is without doubt one of the greatest investments you might ever make. Appliances are normally hefty buys, and are a single with the most important parts of your own home. You rely on appliances for every thing from cooking to cleaning, and particularly thinking of the quantity of income you might be putting forth for it, it only makes sense that you would want to ensure you take advantage of reasonable buy.
Bulk Drop-off2018 ScheduleDATES OF OPERATION:Saturday, April 21stSaturday, June 16thSaturday, August 18thSaturday, October 20th HOURS OF OPERATION:8:45 AM-11:45 AM Coordinator: Susan L. MannoFacilities DepartmentPutnam Valley Town Hall(845) 526-9114 Place: Recycle Center next to PV Highway Dept.265 Oscawana Lake Road $10.00 Contents of Cars, and Station Wagons. Contents of Small Trucks/Pick-Up Trucks Mini Vans, Vans and Trailers.
*** CHARGE IS ACCORDING TO SIZE OF LOAD. *** NO CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS This includes insulation, plasterboard, 2 x 4’s and any building lumber, roofing materials, door or window framing and any other small or large renovation materials. NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS This includes paint cans with any paint residue, pesticides, herbicides, oils, lubricants, acids, thinners and any other materials or substance of a flammable or poisonous nature.
No propane tanks, empty or otherwise. WE ACCEPT, WITH NO CHARGE Most metal products: (stoves, dishwashers, hot water tanks, holding tanks, metal sinks, tubs, bathroom fixtures, lawn machinery, car/truck batteries and any predominantly metal item). Televisions, Computer Equipment and other Electronics. OTHER FEES: *** We accept freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers, there is a $10.
00 fee to extract the Freon from refrigerators. *** $5.00 fee to extract the Freon from air conditioning units. Tires are $3.00 each without rims, 13-15” $5.00 each with rims, 13-15” $5.00 each light truck tires (4×4) 16-19” NOTICE:E-WASTE IS BACK! THE TOWN OF PUTNAM VALLEY IS ONCE AGAIN A COLLECTION POINT TO DISPOSE OF ELECTRONIC WASTE Through the efforts of the Putnam County Department of Environmental Health a container is provided to the town to dispose of electronic waste free of charge.
This consists of such items as televisions, computers, printers and stereo equipment. You can drop it off during one of the town’s Bulk Drop-Off days or during the week Monday through Friday by calling Susan L. Manno at the Putnam Valley Town Hall (845) 526-9114. NEW MEDICATION DROP-OFF BOX AT TOWN HALL!Accessible Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:00pmAny day that Town Hall is Open Thanks to a Putnam County Grant, Putnam Valley has been given a Medication Drop-Off Box which is now installed in the main hall of your Town Hall Office.
All prescription and non-prescription medication pills, capsules, patches, vitamins and pet medications can be deposited in the box.NO liquids, lotions, inhalers, sharp objects, needles, aerosols or thermometers can be deposited.The Medication Drop-Off Box is ready and available now! OTHER RECYCLING OPTIONS:Click HERE to download a list of 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Recycle! And don’t forget www.
freecycle.org! Ten Things You Didn’t Know You Can Recycle 1.) Appliances: Many Stores will recycle your old appliance when you purchase a new one. Goodwill accepts working appliances. Go to www.goodwill.org or you can contact the Steel Recycling Institute to recycle them at www.recycle-steel.org 2.) Athletic shoes: One World Running will sell still-wearable shoes to athletes in need in Africa, Latin America, and Haiti: www.
oneworldrunning.com Nike’s Reuse-a-shoe program turns old shoes into playground and athletic flooring: www.nikereuseashoe.com 3.) Batteries: Contact www.batteryrecycling.com 4.) Clothes: Wearable clothes can go to your local Goodwill outlet or shelter. Donate wearable women’s business clothing to the nonprofit Dress for Success, which gives them to low-income women as they search for jobs: www.
dressforsuccess.org – Officer un-wearable clothes to local animal boarding and shelter facilities, which often use them as pet bedding. 5.) Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL): Take them to your local IDEA store for recycling: www.ikea.com – You can also order a Sylvania RecyclePak: www.sylvania.com/recycle/recyclepak 6.) Computers and electronics: To find the most responsible recyclers go to www.
ban.org/pledge/Locations.html 7.) Foam packing peanuts: Your local pack-and-ship store will likely accept these for reuse. Or call the Plastic Loose Fill Producers Council to find a drop-off site: (800) 828-2214. For places to drop off foam blocks for recycling, contact the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers, (410) 451-8340. www.epspackaging.org/info.html 8.) Ink/toner cartridges: www.recycleplace.
com 9.) Oil: Find used motor oil hotlines for each state: www.recycleoil.org 10.) Phones: Collective Good will refurbish your phone and sell it to someone in a developing country: www.collectivegood.com – Call to Protect reprograms cell pones to dial 911 and gives them to domestic violence victims: www.donateaphone.com