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 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.

Electronics & Household Toxic Materials Drop-off Event
Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 9 AM until 2 PM.
Drop-off will be held at the Waterloo Waste Water Treatment Plant (3505 Easton Avenue) 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 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.

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 - Public Works and Parks Manager

Mark Rice
City of Waterloo - Public Works Director

Tom Little
Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors - Rural Areas

2015 Meeting Schedule
10:00 AM
City Council Chambers,
Waterloo City Hall

January 22
February 26
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April 23
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June 25
July 23
August 27
September 24
October 22
November 19
December 17