Household Hazardous Waste

Regional Collection Center (RCC)

The Regional Collection Center is a facility designed to collect household hazardous waste. It is commonly called the RCC. Household hazardous materials from residents of Jackson, Clinton and Cedar counties are allowed to bring material to one of the mobile collection events. Material can also be taken directly to the permanent facility located at the Clinton County Landfill.

For Questions Regarding Household Hazardous Materials
Call the Toll Free Answer Line 1-800-644-0702

What is Household Hazardous Material?

Household hazardous materials can be defined as household products that contain one or more of the following characteristics:


Capable of being easily set on fire


Capable of exploding if exposed to heat or extreme pressure. May react violently when exposed to incompatible materials.


Capable of burning or destroying living tissues and materials by means of a chemical reaction.


The ability to cause severe injury or death if inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin.

Common Household Hazardous Materials Include:

Household Cleaners

Used in the kitchen or bathroom such as: drain cleaners and floor and furniture polishes, etc.

Automotive Products

Gasoline, cleaners and wax, brake fluid, and body putty, etc.


Pool Chemicals, photo chemicals, and artist paints, etc.

Home Improvement

Products such as oil-based paint, stains, varnish, and adhesives, etc.


Insect repellants, weed killers,moth balls, mouse poison, and various garden products, etc.

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