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Wastes and Recycle

City Services

The Black Hawk Sanitary Landfill accepts waste from the cities and counties within the landfill’s service area. The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission does not collect any materials and they do not operate any waste hauling vehicles. Each city government has waste collection programs and services specifically for their residents. Many private businesses…read more

Dumpsters & Haulers

The Black Hawk Sanitary Landfill accepts waste from the cities and counties within the landfill’s service area. The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission does not collect any materials and they do not operate any waste hauling vehicles. Dumpsters and haulers must be contracted through a private company or your city (if this service…read more

Appliances & Tires

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission promotes the proper recycling of appliances and tires in Black Hawk County. These items can be harmful to the environment and human health if they are not properly managed at the end of their product usefulness.   Appliances Appliances contain hazardous materials such as refrigerants and PCB…read more

Business Hazardous Waste

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission promotes the proper disposal of business hazardous waste generated within the landfill’s service area.   Business Hazardous Waste Hazardous wastes generated by businesses requires special handling. It is illegal to place business hazardous waste in your dumpster, pour down drains, or evaporate into the air. Hazardous waste…read more

Hours of Operation

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission owns and oversees the operation of the Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill. The Commission determines the hours of operation, landfill fees, and policies regarding the landfill. Landfill operations and services are provided on a contract basis. Currently, a private company called Waste Tech, Inc. provides all of…read more

Rules & Regulations

Many people do not realize that garbage rules and regulations are determined by the state and federal government. Whether garbage comes from a business, industry, or home, it must go to a specific landfill. The Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill is a modern, Subtitle D lined landfill that is designed to protect our air, land, and water…read more

Household Toxins

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission promotes the proper management of household toxins in Black Hawk County. These items can be harmful to the environment and human health if they are not properly managed. Household toxins (also known as “Household Hazardous Materials” or “HHMs”) are found in homes, basements, and garages. These materials…read more

Programs & Tours

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission’s educational outreach is provided through the Waste Trac Education Team, with programs and tours for youth, adults, and the general public in Black Hawk County.   Making Connections The Commission strives to educate the citizens of Black Hawk County about the connection between the choices people make…read more

Electronics, Tires, & Sharps

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission promotes the proper recycling of electronics, tires, and sharps from businesses within the landfill’s service area.   Regulations for Business Generated Waste – Including Electronics, Tires, and Sharps The State of Iowa Code and Administrative Rules (Chapter 567-100) regulate business generated waste differently than residential waste due…read more

Volunteer!

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission promotes the proper management of materials from Black Hawk County homes. Special drop-off events help residents safely recycle electronics and dispose of certain toxic items. With the volume of materials received during these events, the Commission relies on volunteer hours to make these events run efficiently!  …read more

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