The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission promotes the proper management of materials from Black Hawk County homes. Special drop-off events help residents safely recycle electronics and dispose of certain toxic items. With the volume of materials received during these events, the Commission relies on volunteer hours to make these events possible and run efficiently!
Volunteer at Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Events
To manage the household hazardous waste and electric and electronic items from homes in Black Hawk County, the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission co-sponsors TWO drive-through style, drop-off events each year. The 2022 Spring Drop-off Event will be held at the Waterloo Waste Management Facility at 3505 Easton Ave. on May 14th. The Fall one will be September 17th at the Cedar Falls Public Works Complex, 2200 Technology Parkway, Cedar Falls.
Approximately 700-1,000 vehicles typically participate during each of these 5 hour long events. As this is a community event and limited staff availability, volunteers are VITAL to make these events possible.
We need 50-60 volunteers during each event to help with:
- directing traffic
- surveying participants
- unloading items from vehicles
- shrink-wrapping electronics for transport to the e-waste recycler’s facility
Volunteer at the Drop-off Event on Saturday, May 14, 2022
Many hands (and strong muscles!) are needed to pull off this large community recycling event. Volunteers (ages 16+) can 2022-HHW-Volunteer-Flier.pdf help out for the entire length of the event 7:45AM- 2:00PM, or for a morning shift (7:45AM- 12:15PM). Both light duty and heavy lifting tasks are available. During an average event, volunteers typically help unload more than 60,000 pounds of electronics – in addition to home chemicals, propane tanks, car batteries, and much more.
Citizens interested in volunteering are asked to register here or call by 4 PM on Friday, May 6th, 2022 so adequate volunteer supplies and food can be ordered. The Commission is coordinating and registering all the volunteers for this event. No walk-in volunteers allowed. Event will take place – rain or shine!
The 2022-HHW-Volunteer-Flier.pdf has more details about this opportunity, including: where to park, how to dress, and all the yummy food that will be provided!
Add this volunteer opportunity to your Facebook calendar. You can also help us recruit volunteers by sharing this event with your fellow civic minded friends!