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Solid Waste

Solid Waste

What types of services are offered through the Scott County Health Department Solid Waste Hauler Permit Program?

The Solid Waste Hauler Permit Program

  • issues permits to promote the proper transportation and disposal of solid waste
  • issues violation penalties in response to illegal dumping in the County

How do I properly dispose of mercury?

Mercury is an element that can be found in air, water, and soil. Mercury is used in some manufacturing and in items like thermometers and compact fluorescent light bulbs. When throwing items away it is important to follow safety steps. Proper clean up can help lower mercury pollution which can be harmful to humans and the earth.

Safely Dispose of Medications

The Iowa Pharmacy Association’s TakeAway program provides a safe disposal option for expired or unused medications and is available at more than 300 pharmacies across Iowa.

To learn more about mercury and steps to clean it up visit:

For proper disposal of mercury or compact fluorescent light bulbs contact:

  • The Waste Commission of Scott County: Household Hazardous Materials Facility 
    http://www.wastecom.com
    Scott Area Landfill
    11555 110th Avenue (County Road Y-48)
    Davenport IA, 52804
    (563)-381-1300

For mercury spill clean up kits contact:

For information on the local code on solid waste haulers:

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Posted: May 18, 2018
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