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Household Toxins

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission promotes the proper management of household toxins in Black Hawk County. These items can be harmful to the environment and human health if they are not properly managed. Household toxins (also known as “Household Hazardous Materials” or “HHMs”) are found in homes, basements, and garages. These materials…read more

Medication & Sharps

Proper medication and sharps disposal is very important. Along with the health and safety risks associated with the misuse and the abuse of pharmaceuticals, human and animal medications can have the potential to negatively impact our environment. Flushing old medications or sending them to the landfill can create the potential for these chemicals to end…read more

Electronics

Electronics that are broken or no longer wanted are often referred to as “e-waste”. Millions of TVs, computers, cell phones, game systems, and other electronics become obsolete every year. Many electric and battery operated items  contain heavy metals and other hazards. These materials can be harmful to the environment and human health when not properly managed…read more

Flooring & Roofing Materials

Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris makes up 13.5% of the total waste going into landfills across Iowa, according to the 2011 Iowa Waste Characterization Study. C & D debris includes materials such as concrete, asphalt, brick, wood, metal, insulation, drywall, flooring and roofing materials. The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission encourages residents and…read more

Food Waste & Composting

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission encourages residents within the landfill’s service area to help reduce the amount of materials entering the Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill. One great way to help “shrink your garbage” is through food waste composting!   Food Waste According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ most recent…read more

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