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Toxic Cleanup Days for 1999 Planned in Nine Iowa Counties
This article was published originally on 3/5/1999
Residents in nine Iowa counties will be able to dispose of certain hazardous waste materials during Toxic Cleanup Days scheduled this spring.
Toxic Cleanup Days will be held April 17 in Hamilton and Ida counties; April 24 in Shelby County; May 8 in Adair and Des Moines counties; May 15 in Louisa and Howard counties; and May 22 in Appanoose and Dickinson counties. Residents in those counties will have the opportunity to safely and responsibly dispose of certain hazardous materials that often are stored in basements and garages. Such hazardous materials as oil based paint, flammable liquids, pesticides, and household cleaners are accepted for proper disposal. Other household hazardous materials may be accepted. Tom Anderson, environmental specialist with the DNR, said appointments are required to assure participant convenience. Persons planning to dispose of hazardous materials should check with their TCD coordinator for a complete list of accepted items and to schedule an appointment. Materials will be accepted from urban and rural households only.
Toxic Cleanup Days (TCD) are held periodically across the state to give residents an opportunity to properly dispose of waste materials that are hazardous or prohibited during normal trash collections. They are jointly sponsored and funded by the DNR and local agencies in the counties where the events are being held.
The DNR is currently looking at phasing out Toxic Cleanup Days in favor of Regional Collection Centers, which would give residents increased opportunities to dispose of hazardous materials. "Toxic Cleanup Days are limited by when and where they are held," Anderson said. "By going to Regional Collection Centers, which would have set business hours, residents could dispose of their hazardous materials when it is more convenient for them. In fact most Regional Collection Centers have mobile units that travel to each town in their service area to collect these hazardous materials further increasing participant convenience".
Following is a list of spring Toxic Cleanup Days, including coordinator, sponsoring agency, address, phone number, date and location.
Year of Publication:
IC-481(4) -- March 5, 1999