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

Free products for Linn County residents

Cleaners and paints are expensive, but you can save money and help the environment by visiting our "Free Paint, Cleaners, Etc." area, located at our County Home Road location. This environmental super store is stocked with used quantities of paints, cleaning products and other items, all free of charge to Linn County residents.

The "Free Paint, Cleaners, Etc." area is open during regular business hours at the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency and doesn't require you to drop-off anything to pick-up anything! Just come visit, but visit often because our inventory is constantly changing.

Here are some of the items you might find:

  • Automotive cleaners
  • Brake fluid
  • Ceramic tile cleaner
  • Fertilizers
  • Garden products
  • Glue
  • Grout
  • Household cleaners
  • Lawn and garden products
  • Latex paint
  • Oil
  • Oil-based paint
  • Photography chemicals
  • Pool chemicals
  • Poster and craft paint
  • Rust removers
  • Sanitizers
  • Stains and varnishes
  • Strippers and thinners
  • Wallpaper remover, paste

Free Paint, Cleaners, Etc. is stocked by residents

Linn County residents "recycle" their hazardous materials by bringing leftover products such oil-based paints, stains, varnishes, spray paints, cleaning chemicals, and bug-sprays to the Solid Waste Agency for proper handling and recycling.  Remember, residents do not need an appointment. Come by during normal business hours.