What do I do with

City Services

The Black Hawk County 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 also provide waste hauling services and rent out dumpsters to businesses and individuals.


Residents within Black Hawk County

Cities within Black Hawk County provide regular garbage, recycling, and yard waste services to their residents. Many cities also provide bulk item pickup (carpet, couches, appliances, etc), neighborhood association cleanup events, and city wide cleanup days. Policies and programs differ. Contact your city hall or public works department for your city’s specific policies or select your city (below) for more information:

Each city in Black Hawk County provides, garbage, recycling, and yard waste services for their city residents.


Residents outside of Black Hawk County

Outside on Black Hawk County - Contact your county or city about garbage and recycling services.

If you live outside of Black Hawk County, contact your city clerk or county for information regarding their policies:


Beyond Your City or County Services

Outside of the services provided by your city or county, there are many other ways you can reduce your garbage!

Residents within the planning area are encouraged to compost their yard waste and food scraps in their own backyard. Businesses also have many options for food waste.

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
Learn ways to shrink your garbage (including how to opt out of junk mail, what you can do with your old sink, where you can recycle your old asphalt shingles, and many more helpful tips)!

Styrofoam, plastic bags, colored and clear glass, phone books, and even used vegetable oil are recyclable, but may not be accepted through your municipal program. Find out how you can manage these recyclable items – and avoid “wishful recycling”.

Recycle at Events
Are you planning a family get-together or community event? The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission has a portable equipment loan program to encourage recycling during events in their planning area.


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