Recycling Guide

Find out where to put all your recycling materials.

Click HERE to find out what you can recycle at the Solid Waste Agency


Landfill & Recycling
1954 County Home Road    
Marion, IA 52302
(319) 377-5290
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Compost, Yard Waste & Recycling
2250 A Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 398-5163
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Regular Hours
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Saturday); both locations


Closed: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

(There are occasional closures due to high winds, lightning, or snow)

Residential prices and fees*

Tipping fees for garbage 

$38 per ton
$15 minimum charge for pickup trucks and service vans
$5 minimum charge for cars, SUVs, and minivans

Cash, credit card or business check due at time of service; all loads may be weighed and charged based on weight

No personal checks accepted

Asphalt shingles

$30 per ton (accepted recycling loads)
$38 per ton (rejected loads; hand unloading loads must be in by 3 p.m.)


$9 per appliance

Covered load violation & cardboard ban

Up to $25 per violation for untarped/unsecured loads; garbage loads with cardboard will have tipping fee double

Purchase compost

Free for residential uses up to 1 ton per visit in personal vehicle
Additional may be purchased for $22.00 per ton

Commercial/business will be charged $22.00 per ton

Purchase wood chips

$40 per ton (2250 A Street SW only, while supplies last)


$3 per tire (loads with 8 tires or less)
$0.15 per pound (loads with more than 8 tires)
$0.15 per pound (all large tires, such as farm & semi; OTR tires not accepted)

(Tires only accepted from residential customers; business/commercial customers not accepted, they should contact Liberty Tire for disposal directly, 515-262-4900)


$10.00 per unit fee TVs & monitors ≤ 18 inches; $15.00 per unit fee for all TVs & monitors ≥ 19 inches (including console TVs); 0.25¢ per lb. for all loads of 5 or more units (TVs/monitors) and also for bulk electronics (scale house staff will determine bulk-sized loads) Staff will redirect large loads directly to an electronics processor.

Yard waste**

$22 per ton
$5 minimum 

Materials banned from the landfill

Appliances**, Cardboard*, Hazardous Materials*, Lead-Acid Batteries*, Liquids, Medical Waste, Motor Oil*, Propane Tanks*, Radioactive Materials, Tires**, TVs & monitors**, Yard Waste**
(*can be recycled for no charge by residents; **can be recycled for a fee)

*Most of our recycling services are free to Linn County residents, but not all (recycled items accepted for a fee include: TVs/monitors, appliances, tires, PCB ballasts). We use fees collected from landfilling to subsidize these programs.  When we do charge a fee, it is to help cover the cost of providing our programs and services.

**Only residential yard waste loads are accepted at the County Home Road facility. Commercial/landscaper loads and all loads with large stumps and branches must be taken to 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids. 

You can search for specific fees in our Recycling Guide, download a copy of our Home & Business Recycling Companion (some pricing information is outdated in the Companion; scale house staff will charge current fees).