More than 3 million tonnes of waste was dumped at the many landfills and transfer stations around Iowa in 2019. While that may seem like a big number, there are many initiatives across the state to help reduce the waste to landfills and improve the recycling and re-processing of various waste materials. Some are even converting waste into renewable energy. Despite the initiatives, there are still plenty of dumps in Iowa that would be happy to accept your trash.
You’ll find sites in Sidney, Lake Mills, Spirit Lake, Hancock, Cedar Falls, Toledo, Creston, Sioux City, and many more.
Building materials, scrap metals, papers, cardboard, plastics, glassware, yard waste, car parts, household goods, and electronics are the most commonly accepted items. If you want to trash something a little different, make sure to give them a call before to check if they can safely process the waste, as it could be toxic or hazardous to the environment.