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

What to do when you arrive

When you arrive at one of the two Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency locations, please drive through the main entrance to the scale house. Staff will direct you where to unload. Please read our facility safety rules.


If you are bringing waste, the scale house staff will direct and assist you. We charge landfill users by type and weight of waste. Check our current rates.


Please sort your recyclables before you arrive. After you check in at the Scale House, you will be directed to one or more of our recycling areas .

Large, bulky items, such as appliances and tires, are kept outside. You'll need to drive your vehicle to the appropriate spot to unload. Smaller recyclables, such as paper, plastic, glass, electronics, batteries, and more, are collected in the Resource Recovery building. Just pull inside and Agency staff will unload your car for you at our County Home Road facility.

Hazardous materials are also collected in the Resource Recovery building at our County Home Road location.

We absorb the recycling costs of most items for Linn County residents. Check our current rates for items not covered.

Businesses wishing to use our services should check our business rates.