Location and Environment

Hazardous Waste


The Iowa DOT does generate hazardous waste as part of its routine operations. While much progress has been made in reducing the amount of hazardous waste generated it is unlikely the Iowa DOT will eliminate all such waste in the foreseeable future. The majority of the Iowa DOT’s hazardous waste consists of spent aerosol cans, solvents, paints, oils, and fuel. These wastes are collected and stored at a dedicated waste management building. Staff from the regulated materials section conducts on-site management and arranges disposal of these wastes in accordance with state and federal regulations.