Hazardous Waste in your House!

posted 6/12/2019

Hazardous Waste in your House!

While it might be obvious to be careful with bleach, do you know what to do when you’re done with it?

Bring it to Metro Waste Authority!

You take precautions to put cleaners in high or locked cupboards away from kids, and everyone knows you shouldn’t pour motor oil down the drain.

Knowing what’s hazardous in your home is important. But when it comes time to get rid of things like bleach, antifreeze or bug spray, it’s important to know where it should go.

Hazardous waste can be brought to Metro Waste Authority drop-off sites located in Bondurant and Grimes. In addition, some communities who have Metro Waste Authority garbage and recycling can request houseside pick up of hazardous items.

Common household items like bleach, rechargeable batteries, oil-based paints, lawn chemicals such as fertilizers or weed killer, old motor oil or gasoline, and energy efficient lightbulbs (CFL) are all accepted for free.

Metro Waste Authority wants to make it easy for you to do the right thing when it’s time to get rid of hazardous waste. When this type of waste is disposed of improperly in the trash or down the drain, it can cause harm to people, pets, and the environment.

There’s no reason to stock pile items that can be a hazard to your family. Check out the list of accepted items at www.WhereItShouldGo.com. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, give us a call at 515.244.0021 because that’s probably accepted too!

By knowing where it should go, you too can become a waste authority.