NEW WINTER HOURS FOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DROP OFF BEGINS IN NOVEMBER

October 24, 2017

New this year, the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) will be accepting household hazardous wastes (HHW) such as oil-based paint, motor oil, lawn chemicals, and other chemicals through the winter season. HHW’s pose an environmental and human health risk if not managed properly. These materials should be brought to the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) Regional Collection Center (RCC) for safe disposal and should not be disposed of in trash cans, floor drains, or storm sewers.

This service is FREE to Dubuque and Delaware county households. Beginning in November, materials can be dropped off anytime between10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays, or Saturdays. No appointments are needed for residential customers.  Any businesses requiring hazardous waste disposal assistance may contact the RCC. The RCC is located at the Dubuque Metro Landfill along U.S. Highway 20 on Dubuque’s west side.