Hazardous Waste

Identifying Hazardous Waste

Hazardous materials are used in day-to-day life without even giving it a second thought. When you care for your home and lawn, you often use hazardous products.

From nail polish remover to cleaning products to lawn fertilizer, hazardous products are used in day-to-day life. Just read the labels. Do you see the words toxic, corrosive, reactive, flammable, or keep out of reach of children? Not only can these products poison people and pets if not safely stored, but they can also contaminate our water, air, and land if disposed of improperly.

These items aren't your regular trash. Protect yourself, your family and your environment by getting rid of them the right way.

Proper Disposal

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site

Grimes residents have a new, convenient option for getting rid of household hazardous waste. A permanent Hazardous Waste Drop-Off is located at Metro Waste Authority's Metro Northwest Transfer Station in Grimes. The site is 1.5 miles northwest of I-80/35 and Hwy 141. Drop-Off will be open the second Saturday of each month from March thru December from 8am to Noon. Residents can bring up to 75 pounds of common household hazardous materials free of charge.

For further details read the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site Comes to Grimes Notice (PDF).

Houseside Collection

Residents in Grimes can dispose of household hazardous waste just outside their doors. Metro Waste Authority offers a houseside collection program. There is a $25 fee per collection. Sign up at Metro Waste Authority’s website