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Des Moines Metropolitan
Wastewater Reclamation Authority
3000 Vandalia Road
Des Moines, IA 50317

Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers leftover household products such as paints, oils, cleaners, gasoline, batteries, pesticides, petroleum products, miscellaneous chemicals, etc. as hazardous wastes.  These wastes can catch fire, react or explode under certain circumstances, and can be corrosive or toxic; therefore, they need to be disposed of properly—NOT DOWN THE DRAIN!

What should you do with your Household Hazardous Waste?

Contact the Metro Waste Authority Hazardous Waste Drop-off Site at:  (515) 967-5512 
or visit their website at:

For more information on Household Hazardous Waste, please visit EPA’s website at: