Find Iowa Garbage Dumps & Landfills Near You

Get rid of your unwanted items at dumps and landfills in Iowa

Electronic equipment in boxes ready to be trashed

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.

Just like many of the dumps in Texas, you’ll find the vast majority of landfills in Iowa are owned and operated by the local counties. That means if you’re a resident of the county, you may be charged a discounted dumping fee or no fee at all. If the dump is privately owned like many are in California, expect to be charged higher fees than normal as they operated a for-profit model most of the time.

To find your nearest dump, enter your location into the map and go from there. Otherwise, you can scroll through the list below to see them all.

If you know of any more transfer stations, landfills, or dumps in Iowa that isn’t listed below, please let us know so we can add them in. Thank you!

Dumpster filled with waste costruction material

List of Iowa Garbage Dumps

Scroll through the list of dumps below or use the map to find one near you


Everyday materials such as scrap metals, building rubble, household goods, and yard waste will be accepted by most dumps. If you have batteries or some other materials that could be toxic, please give them a call beforehand to check that they can process it.

You will most likely be charged a fee to unload your trash. This changes depending on what materials you’re dumping, how much you’re dumping, and potentially whether you’re a resident of the county that the site is located in.