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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.
Electronics & Household Toxic Materials Drop-off Event
Saturday, April 12th, 2014 from 9 AM until 2 PM. Drop-off will be held at the Waterloo Waste Water Treatment Plant (3505 Easten Avenue) for Black Hawk County household items only. Please note: some fees may apply for recycling certain electronics. Click here for details. over 1,000 vehicles participated in the Fall drop-off event in Cedar Falls!
Waste Wise Newsletter - Fall 2013 Edition
Click here to read the latest edition of the Commission's local newsletter. This edition has information regarding year-round disposal options for medications and many house household items (paint, electronics, cfls, appliances, batteries, and more), the 'Recycle on the Go' Event Recycling Equipment Program, and free upcoming America Recycles Day programs at several local libraries.
Waste Trac Public Programs
The Waste Trac Educators will be partnering with several local agencies to provide homeowner and gardening workshops for residents in the Cedar Valley. Programs will cover a range of sustainibility issues including energy and water savings, disposal of toxic materials in the home, backyard composting, and vermiculture. 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.