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The Agency accepts household hazardous materials from Linn County residents at 1954 County Home Road, Marion, Iowa. Always stop at the scale first. 



  • Residential loads from Linn County residents No Cost
  • Materials must be from a resident and not a business to qualify


Household hazardous materials are only accepted at 1954 County Home Road, Marion, Iowa inside the Resource Recovery building.

Materials can be dropped off Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm, no appointment necessary. Appointments are required Saturdays.

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Accepted Materials

A hazardous product is one whose use or disposal poses a threat to human health or the environment. It should never be put in the trash, down the drain, into storm drains or burned.

When reading the labels, if words such as “POISON”, “DANGER”, “WARNING”, OR “CAUTION” are present, the material is a hazardous material.  Accepted materials include:


  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Brake fluid
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Degreasers
  • Fuel – gasoline, diesel
  • Transmission fluid
  • Used motor oil
  • Used oil filters


  • Concrete cleaner
  • Driveway sealer
  • Glue
  • Furniture stripper
  • Paint thinner
  • Shellac
  • Stain, varnish
  • Turpentine
  • Deck cleaner


  • Oil-based paint
  • Propane tanks
  • Acetone
  • Aerosol cans
  • Cleaners
  • Disinfectants
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Furniture polish
  • Kerosene
  • Spot remover
  • Thermostats


  • Algaecides
  • Bug spray
  • Fertilizer
  • Flea/tick products
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Lighter fluid
  • Pool chemicals
  • Weed killer

What to Do

When arriving at the Agency to drop-off household hazardous materials:

  • Stop at the scale first
  • Proceed to the Resource Recovery building and pull inside
  • Solid Waste Agency staff are not authorized to unload any materials from customer vehicles or trailers; customers are responsible for unloading items from their vehicles or trailers
  • A member of the Agency staff trained on proper handling of household hazardous materials will accept the materials into processing once placed on a provided cart
  • Don't forget to check out the Free Paint, Cleaners, Etc room for free products