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This Stuff is Hazardous!

posted 11/26/2018

This Stuff is Hazardous!

Drop it off in Grimes

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’s Grimes location! The Northwest Drop-off is open the 2nd Saturday of each month from March through December.

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. Both facilities are open year-round.

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.

We want 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 our list of accepted items. 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.