Hazardous Materials/Waste

Household hazard waste drop off handout   adel 2024

Household Hazardous Waste Event
Saturday, April 20, 2024

The Household Hazardous Waste Day in Adel will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Kinnick Feller Park. The Adel Lions Club has volunteered to help with the event since its inception in 1998.

Only residential Household Hazardous Waste will be accepted.  No commercial waste.

Mobile Household Hazardous Waste Collection events:


Regional Collection Center for Household Hazardous Materials
1105 Prairie Drive SW, Bondurant, IA
515-967-5512 or 888-603-2739

✔ 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday through Friday
 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
   First and Third Saturday
The South Dallas County Landfill has partnered with the MWA Regional Collection Center to provide for the collection and disposal of household chemicals.

Toxic, corrosive, reactive and flammable materials present common household disposal challenges. They can contaminate the air, soil, wastewater treatment systems and drinking water supplies if managed or discarded improperly. These materials may also be a health risk to family members, especially children, if handled improperly.

Regional Collection Center, in Bondurant accepts household hazardous materials from residents free of charge (up to 75 pounds). Minimal fees do apply for latex paint, electronics, tires, oil containers larger than five gallons and loads larger than 75 pounds.

Acceptable Items Include

✔ Aerosols
✔ Acids
✔ Antifreeze
✔ Batteries (Alkaline & Rechargeable)
✔ Cell Phones
✔ Compact Florescent Lamps (CFL)s
✔ Cleaners, Florescent Light Bulbs
✔ Fertilizers
 Floor Care Products
✔ Glues
✔ Oil Filters
✔ Oven Cleaner
✔ Oil-Based Paint Paint Thinner & Remover
✔ Petroleum-Based Adhesives
✔ Pesticides
✔ Poison
✔ Pool Chemicals
✔ Roofing Tar
✔ Rust Removers
✔ Sharps
✔ Shellac
✔ Stain
✔ Windshield Washer Fluid
✔ Mercury Thermometers & Thermostats
For more information check the collection center website:  http://www.mwatoday.com/locations/metro-hazardous-waste-drop-off/default.aspx
Latex paints and other latex products are NOT household hazardous materials.  You can dispose of them in your regular trash after drying them properly.

----For old latex paint, open can in a well-ventilated area, add kitty litter or floor dry and stir occasionally.  When the litter has soaked up the paint, you may dispose of it in your regular trash. 

Adel Mobile Collection Day

Each April, the mobile collection unit "Cleanup Crew" comes to the Adel Kinnick-Feller Park for a couple of hours to make it convenient for residents of Adel and surrounding areas to bring their unwanted chemicals for proper disposal.  WATCH THE ADEL CITY NEWSLETTER FOR THE EXACT DATE AND TIME. THE COLLECTION IS COORDINATED WITH THE CITY SPRING CLEANUP DAY.

With the assistance of the Adel Lions Club, who have volunteered to help with the event since its inception in 1998, over 1 ton of unwanted chemicals may be collected and transported to the Bondurant facility for proper disposal.

In addition to collecting household hazardous materials, the South Dallas County Landfill collects used motor oil and car batteries as a service to the community.

The mobile unit travels to various locations throughout the member area.  For a complete schedule, please go to:

Business & Commercial
Hazardous Waste

Are You A CESQG?

Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) is a business that produces less than 220 lbs. of hazardous waste per month and cannot store more than 2200 lbs of hazardous waste on site at any one time.

Call the Regional Collection Center (RCC) to make arrangements to dispose of your hazardous waste.
515-967-5512 or 888-603-2739