Brooklyn Iowa

Managing Household Chemicals

Residential Disposal

Residents of Lucas, Marion, Monroe, and Poweshiek Counties can manage household chemicals, also called household hazardous wastes (HHW), in several free area programs.

Mobile Events

Mobile collection events are held regularly in Pella, Grinnell, Chariton, Knoxville, and Albia.

Check the Agency Web site,, for dates.

Listed below are examples of items that may be brought to the events.

For questions about what is hazardous, call the Metro Waste RCC at 888-603-CREW.

Items to Bring

  • Oil based paint and stains

  • Paint removers, thinners

  • Contact cement / glue / epoxy

  • Pesticides / rodent poisons

  • Drain or oven cleaners

  • Gasoline / kerosene

  • Metal polishes / tile cleaners

  • Antifreeze / Motor oil

  • Needles (sharps)

Do Not Bring

  • Latex Paint

  • Ammunition

  • Auto batteries

  • Fire Extinguishers

  • Propane tanks

  • Garbage

Permanent Area Collection

A permanent local drop off is available for residential HHW at the SCISWA Landfill near Tracy.

Call 641-828-8545 with any questions or to set up an appointment.  In addition to the items listed above, waste oil, waste oil filters, and auto batteries may be brought to the Landfill or Transfer Station at no cost.

Small Businesses

Qualified businesses, churches, schools, and nonprofit organizations can deliver hazardous waste to a mobile event or the permanent area collection at the Landfill.  Call 641-828-8545 in advance for an appointment and fee information.


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