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Helpful Tips Before Coming To The Landfill

There are special areas at the landfill where certain materials are to be placed. Metal, appliances, tires, electronics and yard waste are to be placed in their designated areas.

REFRIGERATORS & FREEZERS:

Appliances should be empty of food when they come for disposal.  However, occasionally a freezer may stop working and is full of spoiled food.  You must advise the Scale House. That appliance will be handled separately as it cannot sit out in the open with the other appliances.

BRUSH/LEAVES/TREES/LIMBS:

Leaves may be disposed of in paper bags, but if they are in plastic bags you will be required to dump them out.  You do not need to bundle brush or tree limbs and they may be any length. SDCLA grinds the yard waste to use as mulch and erosion control at the landfill site.

*PLEASE ENSURE NO GARBAGE, PLASTIC BAGS, and/or DEBRIS IS LEFT IN THE BRUSH PILE*

If you have a mixed load that includes yard-waste and other debris that CANNOT be processed advise the Scale House prior to dumping and they will direct you accordingly.

SECURED LOADS

At the South Dallas County Landfill, the term "SECURED" means loads must be secured in a manner that no debris in the load could have been lost along your route to the landfill. (Driving slowly does not qualify as secured nor does "living in town").  Whether that is a tarp, straps or some other method, you may not litter along the roadway. This is strictly enforced and fines will be handed out by the landfill, as well as, the Iowa DNR, DOT and Local Authorities.

 
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