Hazardous Waste Disposal

All Brush Facility services temporary closed in compliance with the CDC’s guide on social distancing. For more information please visit: www.indianolaiowa.gov/COVID-19

The City of Indianola working in conjunction with the South Central Iowa Landfill and the Metro Waste Authority offer a household hazardous waste collection site with free disposal. Many home, garden and auto products contain potentially dangerous chemicals poisonous to people, fish, wildlife, and plants. Product labels containing the words "danger, poison, warning or caution" should be considered hazardous. Household products are also considered hazardous if they have at least one of the following characteristics:

  • Toxic - Item may cause injury or death upon being inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin.
  • Caustic/Corrosive - A chemical or its vapors can cause deterioration or irreversible alteration in body tissues and deteriorate.
  • Flammable - Item can ignite or explode under normal working conditions.
  • Reactive - Item can explode through exposure to heat, sudden shock, pressure, or incompatible substances.


The Hazardous Waste Facility is located at the Brush Facility and is open from spring until fall during normal Brush Facility hours.



Noon - 7 p.m.


9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Noon - 4 p.m.

Accepted Items

  • Aerosol cleaners
  • Lithium and rechargeable batteries
  • Ammonia-based cleaners
  • Drain and oven cleaners
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Gasoline and kerosene
  • Mercury thermostats
  • Metal polishes and rust removers
  • Oil and lead-based paint
  • Oil filters
  • Petroleum-based adhesives
  • Sharps/needles/syringes
  • Stain and varnish
  • Weed killer

Items Not Accepted

  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Ammunition/explosives
  • Compressed gas cylinder
  • Cooking oil
  • Empty oil and anti-freeze containers
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • Latex paint
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Most empty containers
  • Motor oil
  • Radioactive material
  • Used tires


If you have any questions concerning the Indianola Hazardous Waste Disposal Site please contact the Street Department at 515-961-9415 or by email.