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.

There are no current openings.

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 – Derecho Building Damage Repair.

Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the office of the Agency located at 1954 County Home Road, Marion, Iowa 52302, until Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11:00am local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. A public hearing will be conducted on the RFP at a meeting of the Agency to be held on February 16, 2021 at 1:30pm.

To read the complete request for bid click here.

To read the Site 2 - Derecho Building Damage Repair Construction Documents Project Manual click here.

To read the contract drawings for the Derecho Building Damage Repair 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