Household Hazardous Materials

Acceptable Materials

The Northwest Iowa Area Landfill accepts most household hazardous materials (HHMs) at no cost. Examples of acceptable HHMs include:

  • Caustic household cleaners
  • De-greasers
  • Batteries (household, rechargeable, lithium ion)
  • Paint (latex paint will be assessed a fee of $1.00 per gallon)
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Polishes
  • Solvents
  • Stain removers

For a full description of the HHM program, you can download the HHM brochure (PDF).

Please do not include these items in your weekly garbage containers or empty down your drains.

Annual Drop-Off Events

The City of Sioux Center works with the Northwest Iowa Area Landfill to host a local free Household Hazardous Materials Drop-Off for residential customers each fall in September and potentially an April event as well. The landfill brings a transportable HHM drop-off facility to Sioux Center for these events. Please see the city’s events calendar for the next available date. The 2022 date is Thursday, Sept. 15, from 3-5:30 p.m., at the Sioux Center Fire Station #1 in its south parking lot.

Contact Information

Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please contact the landfill at (712) 324-4026 to schedule an appointment to dispose of any HHMs. The landfill is located at:
4540 360th Street
Sheldon, IA 51201-8020