Waste Trac is the Education Team for the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission

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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.

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News and Upcoming Events:
Waste Trac Public Programs
The Waste Trac Educators will be partnering with four local libraries for their Summer Reading Programs and also with several local agencies to provide recycled craft summer camps in the Cedar Valley. More Info

Electronics & Household Toxic Materials Drop-off Event
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 from 9 AM until 2 PM.
Drop-off will be held at the Cedar Falls Public Works Complex (1500 Bluff Street) for Black Hawk County household items only. Please note: some fees may apply for recycling certain electronics. Click here for details. **Update: over 860 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.

'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.

Black Hawk County Landfill
1509 East Washburn Road
Waterloo, Ia 50701   View Map

All loads must be covered 100%, tarped, tied down and secured in all areas (or additional fees apply).
Cash or check only.
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weekdays
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Closed on Sundays and Holidays
Must be unloaded by closing time!

Fees | Rules and Regulations

Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission

Chairperson John Mardis

Representative - Other Communities

Vice Chairperson Harold Getty
Waterloo City Council Member

Secretary-Treasurer Brian Heath
City of Cedar Falls - Operations and Maintainance Division Manager

Mark Rice
City of Waterloo - Public Works Director

Tom Little
Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors - Rural Areas

2014 Meeting Schedule
10:00 AM
City Council Chambers,
Waterloo City Hall

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