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Hazardous Waste Disposal in Des Moines & Urbandale

Hazardous waste disposal in Des Moines, Altoona, and Urbandale is one of the many services offered by ADCO Environmental Services for the Des Moines area. ADCO provides generators of special types of waste such as hazardous and radioactive waste in and near Des Moines with cradle to grave waste management services such as: waste profiling, manifesting, transportation, and signed in proof of delivery of a generator’s waste into a licensed waste processing facility. We offer affordable disposal options to properly dispose of your hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams, and even radioactive waste!

Hazardous & Radioactive Waste Disposal Options for Des Moines

ADCO specializes in offering Des Moines with waste management services such as: the final disposition of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, profiling of waste into processing facilities, laboratory waste packing (Labpacks), Oil and Coolant disposal, and even radioactive/nuclear waste disposal.

If you are a very small quantity generator (VSQG) or a even large quantity generator (LQG), ADCO is here to aid you with your waste disposal efforts. We can even help you obtain an “Episodic Event Waiver” if needed.

When it comes to USDOT approved shipping containers, ADCO specializes in offering all types and sizes of USDOT approved shipping containers to our customers and we are even willing to guide you to a supplier you may utilize on your own and buy your supplies direct from to save yourself more money! Even if you discover you have a leaking drum, we are able to assist you. Our staff is well trained on overpacking and repacking techniques set forth by the USDOT and USEPA if the shipping container the waste is contained in is not in shippable condition and in need of being replaced to be considered roadworthy.

ADCO Is Here For Des Moines

Many times the staff at ADCO is contacted by waste generators that find themselves in complicated scenarios regarding how to properly dispose of their waste. Some common issues we hear are: that their waste is stored in drums that are considered to be of an odd ball size in nature, their drums contain unknown constituents which will require sampling and analysis, and of course projects where state and/or federal agencies have become involved. ADCO’s promise to you is that we will properly manage your waste from beginning to end and dispose of your waste at a only a fully licensed and insured waste processor.

ADCO Offers Des Moines a One Stop Shop

Over our years in business, we have prepared countless waste profiles for our clients and are familiar with the waste profiling process at waste processors which is ever changing. We are well aware that the preparation of the paperwork needed to ship out hazardous waste is very time consuming to prepare and often very confusing which is why we want you to know we can prepare your waste profiles and shipping manifests for you. Even if you need assistance in obtaining a site USEPA ID number needed to ship out hazardous waste, we are able to assist you with that as well.

Hazardous waste profiles are prepared in-house by our staff which has many years of knowledge when it comes to working with waste processors and knowing what is required to get your waste profiles approved. Once your waste profiles are approved, we will contact you to schedule a mutually agreeable time to have the waste removed from your facility for final disposal.

We Specialize in Following Services for Des Moines:

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Lab packing / Laboratory Cleanouts

  • Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Radioactive Waste Disposal

  • Servicing Industrial Clients

  • Spill Clean-Ups

  • Waste Remediation Projects

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal in Des Moines Summary:

    Disposing of hazardous waste in Des Moines, Iowa, involves following specific guidelines and using designated facilities and programs to ensure safe and compliant disposal. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to properly dispose of hazardous waste in Des Moines:

    1. Identify The Hazardous Waste

    Hazardous waste includes items like:

  • Batteries

  • Paints and solvents

  • Pesticides and herbicides

  • Household cleaners

  • Motor oil and antifreeze

  • Electronics (e-waste)

  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes

  • Medications

  • 2. Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off For Residents

    The Metro Waste Authority (MWA) operates a Regional Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off facility in Bondurant, a suburb of Des Moines. Residents can bring their hazardous waste to this facility for proper disposal.

    Location: Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
    1105 Prairie Drive SW
    Bondurant, IA 50035

    Contact: Phone: (515) 967-5512

    Tuesday through Friday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    Saturday: 8 a.m. – Noon

    3. Hazardous Waste Collection Events

    MWA also hosts various hazardous waste collection events throughout the year. Check the MWA website or contact them for information on upcoming events.

    4. Permanent Drop-off Locations For Residents ONLY!

    Some hazardous waste items can be taken to permanent drop-off locations. For example:

  • E-waste: Retail stores like Best Buy and Staples often accept electronics for recycling.

  • Medications: Drop-off kiosks at local police stations or participating pharmacies.

  • Batteries and fluorescent bulbs: Some hardware stores and retail locations accept these items.

  • 5. Specific Disposal Instructions

    For certain hazardous waste items, follow these specific instructions:

  • Paints and Solvents: If latex paint is fully dried out, it can be disposed of with regular trash. Oil-based paints and solvents should be taken to the Hazardous Waste Drop-Off or a collection event.

  • Motor Oil and Antifreeze: Many auto service stations and auto parts stores accept used motor oil and antifreeze from residents.

  • Household Cleaners: If possible, use up these products entirely. Otherwise, residents may bring them to the Hazardous Waste Drop-Off or a collection event.

  • 6. Check with Local Authorities

    Always verify the disposal procedures by contacting Metro Waste Authority or visiting their official website. They provide updated information on hazardous waste disposal, including any changes due to COVID-19 or other factors.

    7. Recycling Programs

    Utilize local recycling programs for items like electronics, batteries, and bulbs. The Metro Waste Authority website offers resources and information on recycling programs throughout the region.

    8. Commercial Hazardous Waste

    If you are a business or organization, you must comply with federal and state regulations for hazardous waste disposal. Contact ADCO Environmental Services for guidance on proper disposal methods.

    By following these guidelines, you can ensure that hazardous waste is disposed of safely and responsibly in Des Moines, protecting both the environment and public health.