About Us

About Us

The Agency was created in 1994 via a 28E agreement between the City of Cedar Rapids and Linn County. The Agency operates two locations in Linn County, Iowa. The landfill and Resource Recovery building are located at 1954 County Home Road, Marion, Iowa. The  compost/yard waste facility is located at 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Agency is guided by a nine-member board of directors.

Agency Mission Statement

Ensuring the health, safety and welfare of Linn County residents by managing discarded materials as resources in a way that is cost-effective and environmentally sound.


The Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid Waste Agency is a great place to work. We have the vision and passion for finding cost-effective, sustainable solutions for waste reduction and resource recovery. In our employees, we look for people who are talented, committed, service-oriented and highly motivated.

Current Openings: 


Recreation Coordinator

The Solid Waste Agency is seeking a Recreation Coordinator to serve as a community resource for trails, education and tours at Mount Trashmore. This position develops and coordinates public access tours on the site and manages the trail system and scenic overlook activities along with promoting the site in the community.

To read the complete job description and get application information, click HERE.


To read the complete job description, click HERE
Employment application for laborer position.

Business with the Solid Waste Agency

Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Quotes (RFQ) will be posted here when issued by the Solid Waste Agency.

Environmental Management System (EMS)

In 2009, through a voluntary program with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the Solid Waste Agency adopted an Environmental Management System (EMS), an organized and proactive approach to managing issues on our sites that affect land, air & water. The IDNR officially designates the Agency as EMS Certified. 

EMS goals are simple: reduce activities on our sites that have negative environmental impacts, and increase activities with positive environmental impacts. EMS moves solid waste organizations beyond measuring landfill diversion to a broader focus on resource management.

Six primary focus areas are denoted by Iowa law as part of an EMS, by which participating agencies are expected to demonstrate compliance and a commitment to continuous improvement:

  • Yard waste management
  • Hazardous material management
  • Water quality improvement
  • Greenhouse gas reduction
  • Recycling services
  • Environmental education