How do I dispose of paint or spray paint?

If you have nearly full cans of paint, you may be able to donate them to an organization like a community theater, battered women's or homeless shelter. If you have a least ½ gallon of paint, it may be accepted at the HazChem Center for the swap shop. Oil-based or lead paint should be taken to the HazChem Center. Call 319-753-8758 for an appointment. Small quantities of spray paint should be sprayed onto a piece of cardboard until the can is empty. The can and the cardboard can both be thrown into the trash. However, the HazChem Center encourages residents to bring aerosol cans of all types, full or empty, for free disposal. Call 319-753-8758 for an appointment.  Paint cans will be picked up by garbage collection crews if the lid is off the can and the driver can see that the can is empty or the contents are dry or have been absorbed with material like saw dust, cat litter, or oil dry. Latex paint will dry by simply leaving the lid off the can.

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1. How do I sign up for trash collection?
2. What day is my trash collected?
3. What time of day is my trash to be out?
4. How do I report that my trash was missed?
5. I rent my home. Does the City provide trash collection?
6. Where can I buy Trash Tags? How much do they cost?
7. I forgot to set my trash out on time. What can I do?
8. What holidays alter my trash collection day?
9. How do I dispose of construction or demolition material?
10. How do I dispose of a tire or car battery?
11. How do I dispose of paint or spray paint?
12. How do I dispose of batteries?
13. How do I dispose of a propane tank or helium tank?
14. How do I dispose of old carpet?
15. Where is the landfill? What are the hours of operation?
16. Can I rent a large roll-off container or a dumpster from the City?
17. Who can I call if there is a problem with garbage at my neighbors?
18. Does the City pick up Christmas trees?
19. If I want to throw away furniture infested with bed bugs, will the Solid Waste crew take it?
20. There is a dead animal in my yard. Who can I call?