Courthouse Hours
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Monday - Friday Driver's License Hours
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Monday - Friday Renewals
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Written Test
8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Driving Test Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by Appointment

Louisa Regional Solid Waste Agency

What are Household Hazardous Materials?

Household Hazardous Materials (HHM) are products considered hazardous. Household materials are categorized as hazardous if they are corrosive, toxic, flammable and/or reactive. If not managed properly, they can seriously harm the environment and human health.

HHMs can be found almost anywhere in your home. including the kitchen, bathroom, garage and workshop. The following are some common examples:

Adhesive art supply chemicals rechargeable batteries or lead batteries
bug spray  cleanser copier toner
disinfectant engine degreaser fertilizer
glue furniture polish floor care products
kerosene lighter fluid fluorescent bulbs
moth balls metal polish mildew remover
oven cleaner oil oil based paint
pesticide pool chemicals resin
solvents stain products stain remover
stripper thinner toilet bowl cleaner
varnish weed killer wood preservative

The Importance of Proper Disposal

Household Hazardous Waste can cause ground water contamination if disposed of improperly. Materials such as paints and cleaners should never be thrown away in the garbage, it is possible a fire could start or hazardous materials end up in the landfill, causing potential ground water problems.

Paint Products: latex and oil base paint, cleaners, home improvement item, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals

Automotive Products: waste motor oil, antifreeze, lead acid batteries

Other Products: varnishes, florescent light bulbs, medical sharps, heavy plastic containers (example: a heavy plastic laundry detergent bottle)

Disposal of Perscription Medication
Per suggestion from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
1.  Mix medicines (do NOT crush tablets or capsules) with an unpalatable substance such     
     as kitty litter or used coffee grounds
2.  Place the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag
3.  Throw the container in you household trash
4.  Before throwing out your empty pill bottle or other empty medicine packaging, remember 
     to scratch out all information on the perscription lable to make it unreadable
HHM Disposal Checklist

1. Make a list of the type and amount of each HHM
2. Keep materials in their packaging, do not mix materials
3. Lable containers that are unmarked
4. Pack glass containers to prevent breakage
5. Transport in truck or back of truck
6. Take to Muscatine County Recycling & Transfer Station for disposal, free of charge


1000 South Houser Street

Muscatine, IA 52761



Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7 am to 3:30 pm, Saturday 7:00 am to 2:00 pm


HHM Disposal Contacts


Moring Sun Residents All Other Louisa County Residents
Des Moines County Regional Waste Commission 
Louisa Regional Solid Waste Agency