Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the landfill located?
The South Dallas County Landfill is located at 2000 Main Street, Adel, Iowa----follow Greene Street west from the stop light to 18th Street, turn north to Main Street (t-intersection), turn west 2 blocks, where you will see the sign at the entrance to the landfill.  Turn north and proceed to the scalehouse.   

Who can use the landfill?
Waste generated within the City of Adel transported by citizens, businesses, contractors and contract haulers can use the landfill for disposal.  Citizens and contractors hauling their own waste from outside the City of Adel may also use the landfill.  However, commercial haulers (roll-off boxes) hauling waste for a fee must utilize the landfill within their own planning area.   

When is the landfill open?
Hours of operation:

7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7:00 a.m. to noon, Saturday.

Holidays observed: New Years Day,  Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day as well as the 2nd Saturday of August (Sweet Corn Days)     

What is the cost to bring items to the landfill?
The South Dallas County Landfill charges by weight. Customers bringing loads to the landfill will be weighed before and after they deposit their waste to determine appropriate cost.  The IDNR fee will be added to the cost of all waste except recyclables.

*The IDNR fee does not apply for some recyclables such as scrape metal and waste oil. There are additional charges for appliances, TV's, computer monitors and tires. Please click on the Hours and Rates tab for more information.  

Do I have to tarp my load?
YES!  At the South Dallas County Landfill, the term "SECURED" means loads must be secured in a manner that no debris in the load can be lost along your route to the landfill. (Driving slowly does not qualify as secured, nor does, "living within the town".)  Whether you use a tarp, straps or some other method, you may not litter along the roadway or be a hazard for debris/items coming loose while enroute. This is an Iowa law!!

The landfill will charge an additional fee for each unsecured load.  For commercial loads, the fee is greater for each unsecured load.  The DOT, IDNR and State Officials can also charge additional fines and fees.

Please click on the Hours and Rates tab for more information.

Where can I take my household hazardous materials/waste?
You may take your unwanted chemicals to the Regional Collection Center (RCC) that is located in Bondurant, Iowa, at 1105 Prairie Drive. From I-80 East, take exit 142, the Bondurant, Altoona, Marshalltown (Highway 65) exit, go north a short distance to the Metro Waste Authority Regional Collection Center on the west side.

Why are rechargeable/lithium batteries so dangerous to landfills?
Rechargeable/lithium batteries contain hazardous materials that are highly flammable. When the shells of the batteries are cracked by heavy equipment used at landfills, these types of batteries are susceptible to moisture and can easily start on fire. Devices that use these batteries are cell phones, laptops, cameras, power tools, and others. If the battery takes a charge, it must not be landfilled but can be taken to the scalehouse during regular business hours for proper disposal.

Is there a Mobile Collection Day?
The South Dallas County Landfill sponsors the RCC Mobile Collection Day at the Adel Kinnick Feller Park in April of each year.  Please click on the Hazardous Materials tab for current information.

Other mobile event locations may be found at: