SHELDON—The sale of the virtual flags for the annual Sheldon Cleanup Week ends on Tuesday, which also is the same day the regional household hazardous material trailer will be in town.

The Northwest Iowa Area Solid Waste Agency offers a mobile trailer for household hazardous materials. The Sheldon Fire Co. will host the HHM trailer in the west parking lot of the Sheldon Community Services Center. The HHM trailer is available 3-6 p.m. Tuesday.

The items that can be disposed include paint, varnishes, household cleaners, pesticides, herbicides and solvents. All items are free to dispose of except for latex paint, which costs $1 per gallon to dump.

There is a required form that needs to be signed for each drop off. The form can be found at

If the drop off time does not work, you may call the landfill at 712-324-4026 to drop it off, but it is by appointment only.

The virtual flags for the annual Cleanup Week must be purchased by Tuesday. This is for residential homes only.

The fee for a virtual flag is $15 and upon payment, your name and address will be added to the list. Wire flags are no longer used and it is advised to have clear numbers on your house.

The virtual flag forms can be found at

Electronics and appliances are an additional $10 per item and a sticker for each item will be mailed once payment is received.

The stickers need to be placed in a highly visible area on the items, which include air conditioners, washers and dryers, dehumidifiers, freezers, furnaces, stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators, water heaters, computer towers, monitors, printers, televisions, DVD/VCR players, copiers and electric grills.

All items must be placed on the curb by 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20. The city asks to not place anything on the curb earlier than the evening of Friday, Sept. 17. No items will be picked up in alleys. Do not place items next to the regularly used recycle or garbage can.

Items that will not be picked up include hazardous, toxic materials or liquids, tires or batteries, roofing or large piles of demolition material, garbage, grass trimmings or leaves and concrete or brick.

Salvaging is part of the tradition so do not be surprised if your items are gone after you set them out.

There will be citywide garage sales before the annual Cleanup Week also.

The garage sales run Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 16-18.