Business Hazardous Materials

Business

If you’re a business in the Landfill of North Iowa service area and generate hazardous materials, you may be eligible for the Very Small Quantity Generator Program (VSQG).

The VSQG program is an affordable program offered by the Landfill of North Iowa that allows businesses that generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous materials per month and store less than 2,200 pounds, to safely dispose of hazardous materials.  See forms, packets, and pricing below.

Farmer (Agricultural/Livestock)

If you’re a farmer in the Landfill of North Iowa Service Area, you may be eligible for the Very Small Quantity Generator Program (VSQG). The VSQG program is an affordable program offered by the Landfill of North Iowa that allows farming operations that generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous materials per month and store less than 2,200 pounds, to safely dispose of hazardous materials.  See the attached form.

Iowa State Law .455F.8A 2 (d)

The facility shall require payment for collection from very small quantity generators if the amount of waste disposed of is greater than ten pounds.  Very small quantity generators that deliver their hazardous wastes to the site shall not be required to obtain a permit to transport hazardous waste to the site.

Hazardous Materials

A hazardous product is one whose use or disposal poses a threat to human health or the environment. It should never be put in the trash, down the drain, into storm drains or burned. The Landfill of North Iowa can assist your business with proper disposal options and provide documentation that your waste has been correctly disposed of.

What is a hazardous material?

How do you know if you have an HM? Read the label. Look for the words “poison,” “danger,” “warning” or “caution.” Any product which is reactive, corrosive, poisonous or flammable is categorized as an HM. That would include products such as paints, cleaners, oils, insecticides, and solvents.

Some examples of VSQG materials include:

  • Fluorescent lamps/ballasts
  • Thermometers
  • Alkaline and rechargeable batteries
  • Propane tanks
  • Lead-based paint
  • Aerosol cans
  • Automotive fluids
  • Latex and oil paint
  • Herbicides/Pesticides
  • Stains
  • Varnishes
  • Roofing tar
  • Adhesives
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Developer and fixer
  • Acids, bases, oxidizers, and swimming pool chemicals
  • Solvents, flammable solids and liquids, and detergents

To participate in the program:

1) Fill out our online form here or send us a completed VSQG Business Packet 
Click here for VSQG Certification form.
Click here for Description of Materials form.

2) An appointment before bringing a load

Contact us to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our hazardous materials disposal services.

Business hazardous material disposal price changes

Effective January 14, 2020, new pricing on business hazardous material disposal will begin. Prices can be viewed below.

Prices are effective January 14, 2020.
All pricing is subject to change without notice.
All prices include container, shipping, labor, and disposal.
Some materials require special handling and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Prices will vary accordingly.
Please call Mike or Dan at (641) 357-5452 ext. 17 to set up an appointment to drop off wastes.

Drop off by appointment only!

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