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 the community through cost-effective and environmentally sound practices for management of solid waste generated in Linn County.


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:

Seasonal Grounds Laborer (Full-time or Part-time)

The Seasonal Grounds Laborer is a temporary seasonal position (4 months maximum) that will assist laborers in grounds maintenance responsibilities at the landfill. This position will be responsible for operating mowers, trimmers and other similar equipment. This position will also assist in litter control for picking litter onsite and nearby roadways.
To read the full job description click here.

Recreation Facility Specialist (Seasonal: Full-time or Part-time)

The Recreation Facility Specialist serves as a staff member for trails and overlook at Mount Trashmore Recreational Site. This staff member will develop a rapport with trail users and provides information regarding trails and overlook. Ensures all safety measures are being practiced and provides first aid to injured trail users as needed. This position checks-in trail and overlook users and will be on-site during open trail hours and, makes sure all bike users sign the safety waiver before using the site. Perform trail maintenance as needed. The Recreation Facility Specialist reports to the Recreation Coordinator to organizes details and information with agency policies. 
To read the full job description click here.

Employment Application


Business with the Solid Waste Agency

Request for Bid:

The Cedar Rapids Linn County Solid Waste Agency is requesting bids for the construction of the following project: Site 2 Landfill, Site 2 – Pavement and Maintenance Building Improvements. Bids for the construction of the project will be received at the Agency,s main office, located at 1954 County Home Road, Marion, 52302, until Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 1:00pm local time.

To read the complete request for bids click here.

To read the construction documents project manual click here.

To see pavement and maintenance building drawings click here.


Charge Accounts

Anyone interested in getting a charge account with the Solid Waste Agency needs to complete the Charge Account Agreement form and be approved.

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