If the label says poison, toxic, danger, flammable, or keep out of reach of children, it is likely considered to be a Household Hazardous Material. These things are usually found in your garage or under your kitchen sink.
The Iowa DNR has a website with comprehensive information about Household Hazardous Materials.
Examples of common Household Hazardous Materials we will accept:
- Mouse poison, gopher pellets, insecticides, weed killers
- oven cleaners, drain openers, solvents, strippers
- pool chemicals
- thermostats, thermometers
- fluorescent light bulbs
- aerosol cans, propane tanks
- motor oil, antifreeze
Things we do NOT accept:
- Latex/Water based paint is not a hazardous material, dry it up and throw it in the trash. Recycle the metal or plastic can when it is dry.
- Alkaline batteries (single use batteries) are not hazardous. Throw them in the trash.
- Medical waste and pharmaceuticals-consult your pharmacy or health care provider or Winneshiek County Public Health
The Iowa DNR has a Household Hazardous Materials website.