Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials

The Agency accepts household hazardous materials inside the Resource Recovery building at 1954 County Home Road, Marion, Iowa.  No appointment is necessary for residents to drop off household hazardous materials.


Cost and Location

Drop off hazardous materials inside the Resource Recovery building

Residential Hazardous Materials

  • No appointment needed
  • No charge for residential loads from Linn County residents
  • Latex paint may be dried out and disposed of in regular garbage

Business Hazardous Materials

Businesses may be eligible for the Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) program. The VSQG program offers an affordable way for eligible Linn County businesses to properly dispose of  hazardous materials.

Eligibility

  • Business must generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous materials per month
  • Business and store less than 1,000 pounds of hazardous material at any time
  • Business must follow the procedures in the Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) business packet
  • Businesses dropping off hazardous materials are required to make an appointment

Free Products for Linn County Residents

The Free Paint, Cleaners, Etc. room, located inside the Resource Recovery building at 1954 County Home Road, Marion, Iowa contains many household products for re-use. Products that meet standards and can be re-used are placed inside the Free Paint, Cleaners, Etc. room for residents of Linn County to take home for FREE!  

More About Latex Paint

Latex paint can last for years if stored correctly. Here are some helpful hints for correctly storing latex paint:

  • Cover the opening with plastic wrap and secure the lid tightly
  • Store the paint upside down to create a good seal preserving the paint longer
  • Never not let latex paint freeze

Latex paint can be disposed of in the regular garbage if it is dry. Here are some helpful hints for drying out latex paint:

  • Remove the lid and place the can in a safe, dry, and well ventilated area
    • Once the paint is dry, the paint can may be placed directly into the regular garbage
    • Leave the lid off so the garbage hauler can visually confirm no liquid remains
  • Cans of latex paint that are ¼ or more filled will need a drying medium added
    • Add an absorbent material such as cat litter, oil dry, sawdust or shredded paper to the latex paint and stir well
    • Once the drying medium is thouroghly mixed in, leave the can of paint in a safe, dry, and well ventilated area
    • Once the paint is dry, the paint can may be placed directly into the regular garbage
    • Leave the lid off so the garbage hauler can visually confirm no liquid remains
  • DO NOT place latex paint in the garbage if it is still wet or with the lid on