Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center

The household hazardous waste facility serves Cherokee, Buena Vista, Sac County and all the following cities from Ida County* – Ida County Rural, Holstein, Galva, Ida Grove, Battle Creek.

HHW building

Household Hazardous Materials Regional Collection Center Hours of Operation

To serve everyone better we’ve made improvements to our building, including a new roof, insulated & heated.

7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Monday – Friday

Residents from Cherokee, Buena Vista and Sac counties can bring their HHW (Household Hazardous Waste) directly to Cherokee for no additional charge.

*Residents of the areas listed above in Ida County need to call their respective city hall for approval before bringing HHW to Cherokee for no additional charge.  If residents from Ida County don’t get approval from their area, they can still bring it to Cherokee for a charge of $2.50 per pound.

The residents of Sac County can take HHW directly to the Sac County Landfill HHW storage building. In some cases we will accept HHW from Sac County if it is more convenient to the resident.

July 2020 CBHHHW Board Minutes

General Household Hazardous Materials accepted: 


  • floor and furniture polish
  • oven cleaners
  • kitchen and bath cleaners
  • drain openers
  • disinfectants
  • rug and upholstery cleaners



Visit our Swap Shop

Take for free items that others have brought to our facility that is still in good condition.

  • oil-based paint
  • paint thinner
  • varnish
  • caulk and adhesives



  • insecticides
  • fertilizers
  • weed killers
  • poisons and moth balls



  • gasoline
  • motor oil
  • windshield wiper fluid
  • car wax and cleaners
  • solvents
  • WD-40
  • brake fluid
  • body putty



  • light bulbs
  • batteries
  • all aerosol cans