Where does hazardous waste belong?

posted 9/7/2018

What to do with Old Bleach and Other Hazardous Waste

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 us!

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, motor oil or bug spray, we want you to know where it should go.

Metro Waste Authority has hazardous drop-off sites in Bondurant and Grimes, and even offer houseside collection in some cities. 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 we probably take that too!

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