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Wastes and Recycle

Medication & Sharps

Proper medication and sharps disposal is very important. Along with the health and safety risks associated with the misuse and the abuse of pharmaceuticals, human and animal medications can have the potential to negatively impact our environment. Flushing old medications or sending them to the landfill can create the potential for these chemicals to end…read more

Fees

Fees and Customer Pricing for the Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill are set by the The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission. The Commission works hard to provide cost effective services for the cities and counties withing the Landfill Service Area. Fess are dependent upon the weight of the material deposited. Additional fees apply…read more

Construction Recycling

Electronics

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission promotes the proper recycling of electric and electronic items by Black Hawk County residents. If disposed improperly, they pose a potential threat to human health and the environment. Electronics that are broken or no longer wanted are often referred to as “e-waste”. Millions of TVs, computers, cell…read more

Covered Loads Policy

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission’s Policy regarding Covered Loads states that “ALL loads must be transported inside of a closed vehicle OR covered 100% with a tarp, tied down, and secured in all areas, from the point of origin.” This policy applies to all individual and commercial loads.  Read the full policy…read more

Event Recycling

Even small events can create a large amount of waste. To promote the recycling of plastic bottles, cans, and paper during public and private gatherings, the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission has portable event recycling frames and bags that can be borrowed free of charge (with your refundable deposit). This equipment loan program…read more

Special Wastes

The Black Hawk County Landfill is considered a Subtitle D landfill, and partners with regulatory agencies to make sure all businesses “Special Waste” streams are properly managed according to current regulations. You MUST HAVE PRIOR APPROVAL from the Commission Administrator for the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission before disposing of any non-hazardous special wastes….read more

Technical Questions

For technical, financial, or policy related questions regarding the Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill, please contact the Commission Administrator for the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission at (319) 234-8115.   Technical questions might include: Can I bring my asbestos tiles or other asbestos containing material to the landfill? How does my hauling company set…read more

Dumpsters & Haulers

The Black Hawk Sanitary Landfill accepts waste generated in 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 or rent dumpster containers.   Dumpster Containers and Hauling Services for Businesses Services for garbage,…read more

Food Waste & Composting

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission encourages schools, organizations, restaurants, hospitals, and businesses within the landfill’s service area to help reduce the amount of materials entering the Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill. One great way to help reduce waste from businesses is through food waste reduction!   Food Waste According to the Iowa…read more

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