SCRUB Events
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Information Provided by Metro Waste Authority
ONLY at MEGA SCRUBs

Free Drop Off - Delays Possible

 

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  • For more information on MEGA SCRUB events, you may contact the City of Des Moines, Department of Public Works 24-Hour Customer Service Center at 283-4950. 

 

ACCEPTED ITEMS
  • Aerosols
  • Acids/bases
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries:  Rechargeable mercuric-oxide (button batteries; nickel cadmium (NiCad); lithium (Li) or nickel-metal hydride (NiMH); car batteries
  • Cell phones
  • Cleaners, drain & liquid cleaners
  • Fertilizers
  • Floor care products
  • Glues
  • Gasoline and kerosene
  • Light bulbs: high efficiency only; SFLs, ballast, high intensity discharge
  • Motor oil
  • Oil filters
  • Oven cleaner
  • Paint: oil-based
  • Petroleum-based adhesives
  • Pesticides
  • Poison
  • Pool chemicals
  • Roofing tar
  • Rust removers
  • Sharps:  must be contained in detergent bottles or sharps' containers (not milk jugs or pop bottles).  Lids must also be taped.
  • Shellac
  • Stains
  • Thermostats, thermometers
Not accepted items
  • Air fresheners
  • Ammunition and explosives
  • Asbestos
  • Batteries: AA, AAA or Alkaline, non-rechargeable
  • Computers
  • Drain cleaners & enzymatic ones
  • Empty containers, trash cans
  • Dry cement
  • Electronics
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Joint compounds
  • Laundry products
  • Light bulbs: incandescent
  • Liquid cleaners
  • Medications
  • Paint: latex-based
  • Potting soil
  • Propane tanks
  • Sewing needles
  • (Trash) Non-hazardous waste
  • Trash cans, empty containers
  • For questions go to:  www.WhereItShouldGo.com