3369 Highway 6 Trail, Homestead, IA 52236
Mailing Address: PO Box 371, Marengo, IA 52301

Hours:

Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm - Last load received at 3:30 pm
Saturday 8 am - Noon - Last load received 11:30 am

The Regional Environmental Improvement Commission (REIC) operates the Iowa County Landfill. The landfill is located on Highway 6, two miles east of Homestead on 120 acres, with an estimated life expectancy of fifty years. Landfills have made many changes over the past several years and are closely monitored by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Some items have been banned for environmental reasons and some items require special handling, but can still be landfilled.

A few tips before loading up and coming to the landfill. There are designated areas at the landfill where certain materials may be disposed of. Metal, household trash/items, construction/demolition debris and appliances, electronics and tires must be placed in specific areas. Appliances, electronics and tires are then picked up for recycling. Environmentally safe electronic waste disposal is now available at the Iowa County Landfill. Electronic waste includes computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, TVs, stereos, copiers, DVDs, VCRs and other small electronic items. These items contain lead and other substances which are harmful to the environment if disposed of improperly. The landfill contracts with DNR approved recyclers to dispose of or recycle these items. When loading up, try to separate these types of items to make unloading easier.

Landfill Services

Household Hazardous Materials Collection Center-Appointment Only

Products are considered hazardous when they contain one or more of the following characteristics: toxic, corrosive, reactive, combustible. The HHM accepts materials at no charge form Iowa County residents. These items are accepted on Thursdays 9:00am - 2:00pm. Call 319-828-4943 during landfill hours to schedule an appointment.

GIVE AWAY UNUSED PAINT TO GROUPS THAT CAN USE IT. CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL, CHURCH, THEATER GROUPS, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS.

Recycling

Please use provided curbside or drop-off recycling programs for your corrugated cardboard, newspapers, magazines, junk mail, steel/aluminum cans and plastic containers. Contact the following locations for their recycling rules and requirements. Drop-off locations are:

Cox Sanitation & Recycling Center, 226 335th Street, North English 800-504-9068 or 319 664 3025
Amana Appliance Recycling Center, northwest parking lot, available to employees/residents of the Amana Colonies 319 622 2632
City of Victor Drop Off, east end of 1st Street
S&J Recycling Center, 451 Court Avenue, Marengo 391 981 9213

It Doesn't All Have To Be Landfilled...one man's junk is another man's treasure!

Iowa County Zoning Ordinances

A notice from the Board of Supervisors, Iowa County, Iowa, 970 Court Ave., Marengo, Iowa 52301, 319-642-3041

Iowa County, Iowa is not regulated by zoning laws unless:

Also, if a well or septic system is to be installed, you would need to contact Rick Heller, Environmental Director, at 319-828-4401

Links

Iowa County Health Department www.co.iowa.ia.us

Iowa County Courthouse www.co.iowa.ia.us

Johnson County Landfill www.icgov.org

Iowa Co Landfill Director

Richard Heller is the Environmental Director and Sanitarian for Iowa County. Rick is the person to contact when you require the following services.

Septic Requirements For Iowa County

Contact the Sanitarian: Time of transfer requiring sellers to have their septic system inspected before the time of sale went into effect July 1, 2009.