What to Do

What to Do

Only yard waste and food waste is accepted at 2250 A Street SW.  Yard waste from small residential loads is also accepted at 1954 County Home Road, Marion, Iowa. Compost and wood chips are available only at the A Street location. Always stop at the scale first.

Limited amount of Screened Compost available as of 5/18/21.
Call 319-398-5163 to get latest supply information before heading down.

Before Leaving Home

Make sure your load is tied down and secured. Unsecured loads will be fined;

  • $10.00 for unsecured residential loads
  • $25.00 for unsecured business loads

2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids is open 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday.
1954 County Home Road, Marion is open 7:00am to 4:00pm, Monday - Friday, Saturdays are by appointment or account only. No loads will be accepted after the gates close.

  • 1954 County Home Road, Marion, Iowa can only accept small residential loads with grass clippings, leaves, twigs and small branches no larger than 4 inches in diameter.
  • 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa can accept all yard waste loads including loads with thick branches or stumps.  Large quantity loads are only accepted at this location.

Yard Waste

Always stop at the scale house first. Tell the gate attendant what you have to drop off. Your vehicle will be weighed and you will be directed where to unload.

After unloading, return to the scale and weigh out. You will be charged based on the difference in weights.

The scale at 2250 A Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa is a bi-directional, single lane scale.  Traffic must alternate between inbound and outbound.

Compost or Wood Chips

Always stop at the scale house first. Tell the gate attendant how much and which material you want to purchase. The attendant will direct you to a loading area where Agency staff will load pickup trucks and trailers. Residents may also bring their own buckets and shovel to take smaller amounts of compost and wood chips from the self-loading area.

While on-site, always be on the lookout for other vehicles and equipment in use. Do not use cell phones or other electronic devices while driving. Drive slow, drive carefully, and stay safe!