Household Hazardous Materials - Iowa Residents 


The Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency is currently accepting Household Hazardous Materials at the Regional Collection Center by appointment only. Dubuque and Delaware County residents please use the scheduler below to schedule your appointment. 

For appointments scheduled using the scheduling tool below, the limit for Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) is two (2) 18-Gallon sized totes/boxes. Customers with more HHM materials than the two container limit must call (563) 557-8220 ext. 1 to schedule an appointment. 

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Accepted / Not Accepted Household Items

Acceptable Items

Items accepted include:

  • Household cleaners include toilet bowl, oven, rug/carpet, drain and ammonia-based cleaners
  • Weed & feed fertilizers
  • Herbicides such as Round-up and 2-4-D
  • Pesticides such as roach and ant sprays, mole killer, mouse poisons, and flying insect sprays
  • Other common lawn and garden products 
  • Brake and transmission fluids
  • Carburetor and engine cleaners 
  • Oil Base waxes and polishes
  • Oil based paints, stains, and varnishes
  • Paint removers, thinners such as alcohol or acetone, 
  • Wiping oils such as Tung Oil
  • Used motor oil, oil filters, or antifreeze
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Compact Fluorescent Lights and Fluorescent Tubes
  • Water based, latex paints - if the label calls for a water cleanup it is a latex product and can be dried out and placed in the trash

Items Not Accepted

Items not accepted include:

  • Laundry detergents, soaps, cosmetics, and medications are not accepted
  • Farm Chemicals
  • Business Chemicals/Waste
  • Ammunition/Explosives
  • Diethyl Ether
  • Ether
  • Picric Acid

Click here for a handout with some of the most common items we accept and do not accept. If you have an item, and it is not on the handout, check our Waste Search Tool.