Prairie Solid Waste Agency

Prairie Solid Waste Agency We are a Transfer Station, We accept approved waste and transport it to Metro Waste.
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Please dispose of your sharps in approved containers. Thank You
03/02/2020

Please dispose of your sharps in approved containers. Thank You

We have a Sharps drop off at Greater Regional Hospital, Creston, Ia. You can also drop sharps off here at our facility. We are having problems with the sharps being put in the red box in bags or non approved containers. We are also finding medications and insulin bottles in the sharps. We Do Not accept any medications. The Sharps, It is not acceptable to just drop them in loose ,in plastic or paper bags, and not in a nonapproved containers. You can use milk jugs, laundry soap bottles. Creamer bottles, coffee cans. As long as you can seal them. The ocean spray bottle in the picture below is an example of an approved container. It is dangerous for us to handle the loss sharps. If you have questions about the handling of your sharps give us a call 641-347-5022. As for getting rid of unused or unwanted Medications, Union County Law Enforcement Office has a drop off box for your convenience @ the Courthouse. THE PICTURES BELOW ARE WHAT WE DEALT WITH TODAY. PLEASE PUT THEM IN APPROVED CONTAINERS. THANK YOU.

03/02/2020
Greater Regional Health

Greater Regional Health

We had some help from a special guest on where the new sharps box is located!

Thank you Dr. Linda Caroll, Union County Board of Health Chairman, for showing us where it is & how to safely dispose of sharps. 😊

Creston’s Fall Clean Sweep information!
10/07/2019

Creston’s Fall Clean Sweep information!

Cost sheet and forms for Clean Sweep Days, Oct. 21- 31at noon. Pick-up days are Oct. 30 & 31

10/05/2019
Greater Regional Health

Awesome clip of how to properly dispose of sharps in Union County!

We had some help from a special guest on where the new sharps box is located!

Thank you Dr. Linda Caroll, Union County Board of Health Chairman, for showing us where it is & how to safely dispose of sharps. 😊

09/29/2019
The Alternative Daily

The Alternative Daily

ATTENTION PET OWNERS! 🛑This book has AWESOME information for little angels 😇 like Thor 🐕and other furry friends 🐈!

Did you know the acidity in Apple Cider Vinegar can help naturally repel biting insects! It's simple to make your own solutions at home using this easy-to-read and follow-along book The Apple Cider Vinegar Miracle!

Learn helpful tips like how to avoid harmful ingredients like Fipronil, Imidacloprid, & Pyrethrins that are common in most flea & tick medicines that have been found to harm our pets.

This book is amazing

Prairie Solid Waste Agency's cover photo
09/19/2019

Prairie Solid Waste Agency's cover photo

08/16/2019

We have a lot of paint here in the Prairie Swap Shop. A lot of whilte Interior and Exterior paint. Come on out check us out!! PSWA

08/14/2019
City of Lenox, Iowa
04/09/2019

City of Lenox, Iowa

01/29/2019

Due to severe weather conditions, Prairie Solid Waste Agency will be closed tomorrow, January 30, 2019.

01/12/2019

Amy's out of the office until January 21st so we will not be accepting paint and chemicals until her return 1/21/19. PSWA apologize for any inconvenience. 🤭

08/08/2018

With the State fair going on , our Manager will be out of the office during that time. Unfortunately we will not be excepting paint and or chemicals from August 9 to August 27. We apologize for any inconvenience. PSWA staff

06/05/2018
HGTV

HGTV

Brighten up, buttercup. Check out these campsite lighting ideas!

03/19/2018

Prairie Solid Waste Agency is not accepting paint & chemical's until March 27th. We are sorry for any inconvenience .

We have a Sharps drop off at Greater Regional Hospital, Creston,  Ia. You can also drop sharps off here at our facility....
02/01/2018

We have a Sharps drop off at Greater Regional Hospital, Creston, Ia. You can also drop sharps off here at our facility. We are having problems with the sharps being put in the red box in bags or non approved containers. We are also finding medications and insulin bottles in the sharps. We Do Not accept any medications. The Sharps, It is not acceptable to just drop them in loose ,in plastic or paper bags, and not in a nonapproved containers. You can use milk jugs, laundry soap bottles. Creamer bottles, coffee cans. As long as you can seal them. The ocean spray bottle in the picture below is an example of an approved container. It is dangerous for us to handle the loss sharps. If you have questions about the handling of your sharps give us a call 641-347-5022. As for getting rid of unused or unwanted Medications, Union County Law Enforcement Office has a drop off box for your convenience @ the Courthouse. THE PICTURES BELOW ARE WHAT WE DEALT WITH TODAY. PLEASE PUT THEM IN APPROVED CONTAINERS. THANK YOU.

Book of Income
04/15/2017
Book of Income

Book of Income

ATTENTION: If you’re near retirement or already retired…MUST see this now!

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The government accidentally did us a huge favor, but hurry - there’s not much space left. There’s a huge potential payoff waiting ===>

12/27/2013

We at Prairie Solid waste Hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As for the Recycling aspect , remember that Christmas present wrapping does not recycle in the bins. You will have to place that in your garbage containers. Happy Holiday's

10/03/2013

THINGS YOUR MOTHER SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU

1. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

2. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

3. Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

4. Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

5. To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

6. For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

7. Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

8. Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummm!

9. Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

10. Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

11. Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

12. Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

13. Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go. Cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

14. Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

15. No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

16. Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.

17. Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

18. Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... guess what! ... static is gone.

19. Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out. (Or spray the measuring cup or spoon with Pam before using)

20. Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

21. Re-opening envelopes
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.

22. Conditioner
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.

23. Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

24. Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

25. Dryer Filter
Even if you are very diligent about cleaning the lint filter in your dryer it still may be causing you a problem. If you use dryer sheets a waxy build up could be accumulating on the filter causing your dryer to over heat. The solution to this is to clean your filter with a toothbrush and hot soapy water every 6 months.

Way's to recycle wood pallets. Put them to good uses.Pallets for raised bed gardening! More wood pallet projects: http:/...
09/17/2013
Wood Pallet Projects: Cool and Easy-to-Make Projects for the Home and Garden

Way's to recycle wood pallets. Put them to good uses.
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Pallets for raised bed gardening!
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Lumber prices are soaring, and deforestation is a rising concern. Yet millions of pounds of perfectly usable wood are dumped in landfills every year. Wood Pallet Projects shows how anyone can upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind projects.Maverick craftsman Chris Gleason comb...

08/25/2013

With Halloween coming up, share this to your page so you can remember to do this! After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp:1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking fresh for weeks.” FYI---- BLEACH IS NOT FLAMMABLE!!.

With Halloween coming up, share this to your page so you can remember to do this!

After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp:1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking fresh for weeks.”

FYI---- BLEACH IS NOT FLAMMABLE!!

08/20/2013

So my wife found something awesome, 1 gallon of vinegar, 1/2 cup of salt and a couple of squirts of dawn dish detergent... Kills weeds and grass in less than two hours, and it's safe for kids and pets and less than $5.....that is all

Photo: So my wife found something awesome, 1 gallon of vinegar, 1/2 cup of salt and a couple of squirts of dawn dish detergent... Kills weeds and grass in less than two hours, and it's safe for kids and pets and less than $5.....that is all

07/10/2013

TOTALLY NEEDED THIS! Glad I found it!! Please share!! Friend request me for more tips!! MAGIC! Easy way to remove stains, even old ones. Instructions 1 Combine equal parts ammonia and water, or use Windex. If you use Windex, use clear or yellow solution. The blue solution should not stain the carpet, but watch it carefully. 2 Heat up an iron to the highest cotton setting. 3 Soak the stain with the solution of your choice. If the stain is large, work in small sections. 4 Place a white towel on the section you're cleaning. Do not use a colored towel, or the color may transfer to the carpet. 5 Iron over the towel in ten-second increments. It may take a few applications, but the spot will be soaked into the towel within minutes. If you don't see the desired effects after the first three applications of the iron, soak the spot and try again. If it isn't wet enough, the solution will not come up. A sizzling noise is completely normal when the spot is saturated. Tips & Warnings Do not sit the iron down without moving it, or you will burn the carpet. Keep the iron moving, even if sticks some. As the liquid is absorbed into the towel, the iron will move more smoothly. For more great tips, follow or friend me! Join � for weight loss motivation, support, awesome recipes and friendship!.

TOTALLY NEEDED THIS! Glad I found it!!
Please share!! Friend request me for more tips!!

MAGIC! Easy way to remove stains, even old ones.

Instructions

1 Combine equal parts ammonia and water, or use Windex. If you use Windex, use clear or yellow solution. The blue solution should not stain the carpet, but watch it carefully.
2 Heat up an iron to the highest cotton setting.
3 Soak the stain with the solution of your choice. If the stain is large, work in small sections.
4 Place a white towel on the section you're cleaning. Do not use a colored towel, or the color may transfer to the carpet.
5 Iron over the towel in ten-second increments. It may take a few applications, but the spot will be soaked into the towel within minutes. If you don't see the desired effects after the first three applications of the iron, soak the spot and try again. If it isn't wet enough, the solution will not come up. A sizzling noise is completely normal when the spot is saturated.

Tips & Warnings

Do not sit the iron down without moving it, or you will burn the carpet. Keep the iron moving, even if sticks some. As the liquid is absorbed into the towel, the iron will move more smoothly.

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♥ HOMEMADE DRAIN CLEANER – GREEN AND NON TOXIC♥ You can make your own drain cleaner using ingredients you probably alrea...
05/03/2013

♥ HOMEMADE DRAIN CLEANER – GREEN AND NON TOXIC♥

You can make your own drain cleaner using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, with no worries about the toxic and even fatal chemicals found in drain cleaners. You just need vinegar, baking soda, and citrus fruit peels.

Drain cleaners are one of the most toxic chemicals there are, in fact, they are on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Hall of Shame because they can cause blindness, burns, and be fatal if swallowed. I got rid of our drain cleaner about a year ago so the children could never get a hold of it – way too risky for me.

Garbage Disposal and Drain Cleaning – Baking Soda and Vinegar
A few weeks ago, I cooked a yummy dinner with fresh shrimp, and loaded up the garbage disposal with stinky shrimp shells. They did get all chopped up, but there was a nasty stank smell, like rotten shrimp, coming out of the pipes. Every morning we’d wake up and think there was a dead mouse somewhere, until we finally figured out it was probably the lovely shrimp shells stuck in the pipes. So, I tried the tip I learned about in the book, “Clean House Clean Planet” for cleaning pipes – baking soda and vinegar. And as much of a believer as I am in the effectiveness of green, homemade alternatives, I was not expecting it to work – but it did!

I literally dumped about a handful of baking soda into the disposal, then poured in about as much vinegar. I didn’t measure either of them, but if you’re the type who needs a measurement, I’d do a cup of each. You’ll feel like you’re back at your third-grade science fair as it sizzles and bubbles up like a volcano, but it won’t harm anything. Then, I ran the disposal and washed it all down with hot water, and the stanky stank is gone!

Also Works With Front Loading Washers
This tried and true formula also works when the washer drum stinks sump-em (that’s Southern for something) awful and it looks like it’s trying to run away during the spin cycle. When I used to use bleach (have sworn that off forever now), I would run the cleaning cycle with bleach every month like the washer manual suggests, and I didn’t have any problems. Once I started using my own homemade laundry detergent, the stink got progressively worse, in part due to the fact that the door is supposed to be left open and the rubber drum wiped clean after every wash.

Then, I learned at Country Mama Cooks that the washers get off-balance when the pipes get clogged up and it also causes the smell. The crooked wheels in my head started turning and it was then I realized there was no stink when I used to do the cleaning cycle with bleach every month. So, I decided to try my homemade drain cleaner in the washer instead – I dumped a cup of baking soda, a cup of vinegar, and a cup of hydrogen peroxide (read about all it’s magic here) straight onto the bottom of the drum and ran the cleaning cycle.

The smell was considerably less, especially after I also scrubbed the rubber seal around the perimeter of the drum where the door closes. Then, after another round, the smell was gone! Now I will use this method on a regular basis to keep the mildew at bay. I love using cheap things straight from the pantry to clean and get results!

Also Works for Clogged Pipes

I have used just baking soda, vinegar and boiling water to literally unclog pipes – it really works! We had a clogged sink in the bathroom and I poured in the baking soda, then some vinegar, watched the fizzing (which is really fun!) and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then, I poured a tea kettle of boiling water down the drain to rinse it all out and the clog was gone!

Address

1774 Lark Ave
Creston, IA
50801

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 04:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 04:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 04:30
Thursday 08:00 - 04:30
Friday 08:00 - 04:30
Saturday 08:00 - 12:00

Telephone

(641) 347-5022

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