Recycling Guide

Find out where to put all your recycling materials.

Click HERE to find out what you can recycle at the Solid Waste Agency

Business hazardous materials

If your Linn County business generates hazardous materials, you may be eligible for the Very Small Quantity Generator Program (VSQG).

The VSQG program is an affordable program offered by the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency that allows businesses that generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous materials per month, and store less than 1,000 pounds, to safely dispose of hazardous materials.

Some examples of VSQG materials include:

  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Thermometers
  • Alkaline and rechargeable batteries
  • Propane tanks
  • helium tanks
  • Aerosol cans
  • Automotive fluids
  • Landscaping chemicals
  • Latex and oil paint
  • Stains
  • Varnishes
  • Roofing tar
  • Adhesives
  • Joint compounds
  • Developer and fixer
  • Acids, bases, oxidizers, and swimming pool chemicals
  • Solvents, flammable solids and liquids, and detergents

To participate in the program, we need:

We also offer pick-up and transport of your items for an additional charge.

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

Business hazardous material disposal price changes

Effective July 01, 2017, new pricing on business hazardous material disposal will begin. Prices can be viewed HERE.