Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The City of Dubuque and the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) are co-sponsoring a household hazardous waste (HHW) collection. Materials will be accepted by appointment from Dubuque County residents. The event will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, rain or shine, from 8:00 AM to noon at Murphy Park, Dubuque, Iowa. Residents can register for this event at Businesses are not permitted to participate.

Acceptable Items Include:

  • Household cleaners
  • Motor Oil/Oil Filters
  • Old Gasoline
  • Residential Fertilizers/Pesticides
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Household Fluorescent Bulbs
  • CFL’s
  • Mercury Bulbs
  • Halogen Bulbs
  • Sharps (In Rigid, Sealed Containers)
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Ink/Toner cartridges
  • Oil Based Paint
  • Latex Paint

Materials Not Accepted

  • Farm Chemicals
  • Business Chemicals/Waste
  • Ammunition/Explosives
  • Diethyl Ether
  • Ether
  • Picric Acid

Residents interested in participating should go to or call 563.557.8220 ext. 2 to make an appointment by Friday, September 6. Items will not be accepted from schools, businesses, farms, non-profits, or governmental entities. Containers will not be returned to the resident and any container larger the 5-gallons will not be accepted during this event.

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