Regional collection center

2260 220th St., Milford, IA 51351

Located one-half mile east of the intersection of 13th Street (County Road A34) and Highway 71 in Milford.

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Accepted materials

We accept green waste, appliances, electronic waste, tires and household hazardous materials.

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Not accepted

We do not accept sharps (needles, razors, etc.), construction debris (wood, shingles, dock planks), explosives (ammunition, fireworks), radioactive materials, concrete or stone, furniture, pop cans, glass bottles, plastic, Styrofoam or cardboard.

Click For residents whom reside in unincorporated areas of Dickinson County To Recycle Cardboard, Plastic or Tin

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Household cleaners, weed killer, latex paint --- items that are turned in but still usable are available to county residents for free!

Household Hazardous Materials

Household hazardous materials are products that can be found in every home. They are either flammable, reactive, toxic or corrosive and pose a threat to the health and safety of people and the environment if improperly handled.

To properly dispose of HHMs, deposit them at a certified Regional Collection Center such as the Regional Collection Center (RCC). Learn more here.

  • Automotive products

    Antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, diesel, oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, car cleaners, windshield wiper fluid, batteries

  • Cleaners

    Floor wax/stripper, toilet bowl cleaner, furniture polish, spot removed, window cleaner, drain cleaner

  • Home improvement products

    Adhesives, paint, stain, varnish, paint thinner, wood preservatives, wood filler

  • Pesticides/herbicides

    Mothballs, bug killer, animal repellent, weed killer, rat poison

  • Miscellaneous

    Aerosol cans, rechargeable batteries, thermometers, pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs

Have items to recycle?

1. Call ahead: If you have a lot of HHMs, alert recycling center attendants of your intention to dispose of them to allow them to properly prepare for your arrival and answer any questions you have.

2. Transportation: Care should be taken when transporting HHMs to prevent spillage and leakage.

3. Paperwork: When HHMs are delivered to the RCC, each customer must complete paperwork with contact information, the type of waste and the origin of the waste.


Disposal of household hazardous materials is free for private, county residents (excluding the cities of Terril and Superior).

Latex or water-based paint is not considered hazardous waste and can be discarded with regular trash after it has dried. The Regional Collection Center does accept this product for a fee of $2 up to 5 gallons then $10 for 5 gallons and larger.

Dickinson County

Regional Collection Center

2260 220th St., Milford, IA 51351



Hours of Operation

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday (November 1-March 31)

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday (April 1-October 31)

Closed Holidays

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  1. Nick Guthrie on June 2, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Where can I take an old mattress and box spring to dispose of?

    • kiley on June 2, 2017 at 9:48 am

      If the metal springs are separated from the fabric portion, they can be recycled. As a whole, they can only be taken to the landfill.

  2. Gordon Dreier on May 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I have concrete block from a raised flower bed. Is there any place that recycles concrete?

    • kiley on June 1, 2016 at 8:16 am

      Clean concrete can be dropped off at the secondary roads area off 220th Street in Milford, behind the sand pit. If you need specific directions, you can also call the recycling center at 712-338-2549.