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Black Hawk County Landfill Fees to Increase

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission, the public owner of the Black Hawk County Landfill, approved the attached rates for Fiscal Year 2024 (July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024). This is due to an increase in the Iowa Department of Natural Resources imposed Tonnage Tax triggered by a change in the Planning Area diversion rate.

Beginning July 1, 2023, the the landfill tipping fee will increase to $43.00 per ton and $45.00 per ton for yard waste. All wastes which are subject to this tax was increased to reflect this change. This tax is determined by IDNR as part of the Iowa Northern Region Council of Governments Solid Waste Comprehensive Plan Update. The Planning Area diversion rate went from 51.53% in 2015 to 44.12% in 2020. This report, along with the calculation, can be found at INRCOG.org.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Scheduled for September 16, 2023

Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission has tentatively scheduled the fall Electronic and Household Hazardous Waste Event for September 16, 2023 in Cedar Falls. Registration for this event will be required and will open in August. As a reminder the Cedar Falls Transfer Station accepts electronic waste year around. Additional information on this program can be found at https://www.cedarfalls.com.

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