Recycling Guide

Find out where to put all your recycling materials.

Click HERE to find out what you can recycle at the Solid Waste Agency

Public Hearing Notice
01/12/2018 10:00am


Holiday Hours
12/18/2017 8:00am

Holiday Hours

Winter Hours at Compost Facility & FREE Wood Chips
11/24/2017 9:00am

The Solid Waste Agency compost, yard waste and shingle recycling facility, 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids, will be closed Saturday, December 02, 2017.

Winter hours of operation will begin on Monday, December 04, 2017.

The facility will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday).

Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget
11/22/2017 7:00am

Proposed fiscal year 2019 budget.

Scraper Up For Auction
11/14/2017 9:00am

The Solid Waste Agency has a 1990 Caterpillar 627E Motor Scraper up for auction.

Cover & Secure Your Load!
11/09/2017 8:00am

Cover your load!

Compost Facility Opening at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9th, for the Trashmore 5k
09/05/2017 9:45am

The Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency compost/yard waste and recycling facility, 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids, will open at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 9th, to accommodate the Trashmore 5k – The Dash to Bash Epilepsy. 

Goats on the Go Coming to the Solid Waste Agency
08/31/2017 3:00pm

How long will it take 240 goats to clear 30 acres of vegetation? Starting Wednesday, September 06, the Solid Waste Agency will find out! 

That’s when Goats on the Go will arrive at 1954 County Home Road, Marion, with 240 goats (and some kids). Their job: to eat away the grass, weeds, and other vegetation growing on a 30-acre section of a capped landfill.

Safe Fireworks Disposal
07/04/2017 12:00pm

Not only do fireworks need to be handled safely when setting them off, they also need to be disposed of safely. Please keep these guidelines in mind before bringing fireworks to the landfill:

Recycling Service Changes at 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids
06/22/2017 9:00am

Construction work, safety reasons, and limited use are leading to recycling service changes at the Solid Waste Agency’s Cedar Rapids facility. Effective July 01, 2017, the following items will no longer be accepted for drop-off at 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids (the Mount Trashmore facility):

- Commingled recycling (paper, plastic, cardboard, aluminum & tin cans)
- Electronics (including TVs and monitors)
- Batteries
- Fluorescent bulbs
- Medical sharps & syringes
- Oil

Garbage Disposal Fees
06/09/2017 11:00am

Garbage disposal fees changing July 01, 2017.

Spring Tour Season 2017
05/31/2017 9:00am

The Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid Waste Agency Spring Tour Season 2017 was a blast and a safe, successful event for over 2500 area students, parents, and teachers.

Request for Quote: Landfill GPS Equipment and Services
05/26/2017 12:00pm

The Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid Waste Agency is seeking sealed quotations for the purchase of Landfill Global Positioning System Equipment and Service for landfill grading and compaction meeting the requirements set forth in the Request for Quotations.    

Quotations shall be submitted on the forms provided by the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency as part of this Request for Quotations. All quotes shall be placed in a sealed envelope clearly identified as “Landfill Global Positioning System Equipment and Service.”  


Quotations shall be received up to, but no later than 4 p.m. June 13, 2017, at:   

Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency 1954 County Home Road Marion, IA 52302

To DOWNLOAD the RFQ documentation please click HERE.

Clean Rubble Disposal Discount at the Solid Waste Agency
04/04/2017 12:00pm

Clean rubble disposal discount.

Read the Spring 2017 Landfill Link!
03/20/2017 12:00pm

Read the Spring 2017 Landfill Link.

Road Work & Access to Compost Facility
02/15/2017 12:00pm

The City of Cedar Rapids will be closing the intersection of C Street SW and Bowling Street for approximately one month, starting February 20, for utility work. To access the Solid Waste Agency compost facility, use A Street SW and 22nd Avenue.

Request for Proposal: Web Design Services
01/06/2017 12:00pm

The Agency is seeking to design its website to enhance the user experience, simplify content management, and provide better information and customer service to its residents and users, while meeting high standards for design quality and visual appeal. 

Access to Compost Facility Limited
01/05/2017 9:00am

Please be aware, the City of Cedar Rapids has closed portions of A Street SW and 21st Ave. SW is completely closed. 

Shingle Recycling Availability During the Winter
01/04/2017 8:00am

Shingle recycling only available at 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids, starting November 28, 2016.

Holiday Recycling Tips
12/20/2016 8:00am

Holiday recycling tips.

Winter Hours at 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids
11/03/2016 3:30pm

The Solid Waste Agency yard waste, compost, shingle recycling and recycling facility at 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids will be enacting winter hours on November 28, 2016.

The facility will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday).

Sandbag Reuse & Disposal
09/28/2016 11:00am

Hundreds of thousands of sandbags were used to keep the Cedar River out of homes and businesses.

Flood Debris Disposal Information
09/26/2016 12:00pm

Flood debris from Linn County should be taken to the Solid Waste Agency landfill.

Public Notice: Permit Renewal
08/16/2016 10:00am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has made a preliminary determination to approve a permit renewal applicationt at the Site #2 landfill in Marion.

Solid Waste Agency Wins Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award
08/02/2016 9:00am

Governor Terry E. Branstad will recognize 22 Iowa organizations, including the Solid Waste Agency, at the Iowa Environmental Excellence awards ceremony August 2nd. The awards are the premier environmental honors in Iowa.

TV/Monitor Recycling Fee Increase
06/24/2016 12:00pm

Fees to recycle TVs/monitors increase July 01, 2016.

Request for Quotation: Roll-off Boxes
06/22/2016 12:00pm

The Solid Waste Agency is seeking requests for quotations for roll-off boxes.

TV/Monitor Recycling Fee Changes
06/22/2016 7:00am

Tv/monitor recycling fees to increase.

Recycled Art on Display at Solid Waste Agency
05/10/2016 12:00pm

Overalls all over at the landfill.

Reminder: Take Yard Waste to Compost Facility
04/14/2016 12:00pm

Take yard waste loads to 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids.

Legislative Update: Illegal Dumping Bill Signed Into Law
04/08/2016 8:00am

A bill that would increase fines for littering is making its way through the Iowa legislature. 

Recycling Phone Books
02/22/2016 9:22am

Have you received a new phone book and do not want it?  Here is how you can opt out of receiving another one in the future.

Get Rid of Expired & Unwanted Prescription Drugs Safely
02/21/2016 1:13pm

The Cedar Rapids Police Department offers a safe and convenient way for citizens to dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. A drug drop box is available in the lobby of the Cedar Rapids Police Department, 505 First St SW.


Planning Mount Trashmore's Future
08/19/2015 8:00am

Planning Mount Trashmore's future.

Unloading at the Solid Waste Agency
06/04/2015 10:00am

Agency employees are prohibited from using Agency equipment or vehicles to assist customers with unloading waste or recyclable items. This applies to both Agency locations. 

The Agency assumes no responsibility for any damage occurring to customer vehicles as a result of unloading or disposal activities on Agency property.