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

Solid Waste Agency Opening at 9am Friday, February 9th
02/08/2018 3:00pm

Opening at 9am Friday, February 9th

Cover & Secure Your Load!
01/26/2018 8:00am

Cover your load!

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


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).

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

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

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.

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

Holiday recycling tips.

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.

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.


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.