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The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission is a five person board that owns and oversees the operation of the Black Hawk County Landfill. In addition, the Commission provides ongoing waste alternative programs for area residents, Waste Trac educational programs, informational publications, and strongly encourages and supports recycling efforts in Black Hawk County.
The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission is dedicated to providing safe and effective methods in the management of solid waste in
Black Hawk County, Iowa while protecting our natural resources.
The Waste Trac Education Team acts as the voice for the Commission through organizing and promoting Commission sponsored drop-off events, giving school and public programs about solid waste and recycling, answering the telephone helpline (266-TRAC), and managing this website.
"Waste Trac Education Team"
Revised Customer Pricing Schedule -
Effective July 1, 2016
The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission, at its regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 27th, 2015, approved a rate increase of $2 per ton for all weight based fees at the Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill.
Electronics & Household Toxic Materials Drop-off Event
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 from 9 AM until 2 PM.
Drop-off will be held at the NEW Cedar Falls Public Works Complex (2200 Technology Parkway) for Black Hawk County household items only. Please note: some fees may apply for recycling certain electronics. Click here for details. over 693 vehicles participated in the spring drop-off event in Waterloo!
Revised Customer Pricing Schedule -
Effective July 1, 2015
The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission, at its regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, February 26, 2015, approved a rate increase of $1 per ton for all weight based fees at the Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill. Visit the landfill fees page to view the Customer Pricing Schedule revisions.
Waste Wise Newsletter - Winter 2015 Edition
Click here to read the latest edition of the Commission's local newsletter. This edition has information regarding the Spring 2015 Toxic Materials and Electronics Recycling Drop-off Event, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Food Waste Recycling, and Upcoming Public Programs.
Waste Trac Public Programs
The Waste Trac Educators will be partnering with several local agencies to provide workshops about composting, sustainability and self-reliance, energy effiency, and water quality the Cedar Valley. More Info
'Recycle on the Go' Event Recycling Equipment Available
Thanks to an Iowa Department of Natural Resources SWAP Grant, Event Recycling Equipment is now available for loan to use at your next event! Recycling frames, plastic bags, carts and cleaning supplies are provided by the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission and the Waste Trac Education Team. Click here for details.
Waste Trac Teacher Newsletter - 2013 Edition
Click here to read the latest edition of the Waste Trac Education Team's newsletter for Black Hawk County educators and group leaders.
Revised Load Cover Requirements Policy - Effective
July 1, 2012
The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission, at its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2012, at 10:00 am in the City Council Chambers at the City Hall, Waterloo, Iowa, discussed and approved revisions to the 2007 Load Cover Requirements Policy at the Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill.
Click here to view the approved policy revisions.