Industrial & Special Waste

Industrial & Special Waste

Special wastes, including caustic; dusty; odiferous; potentially regulated; bulky, and difficult to bury items, have special requirements.

Cost & Location

Special waste is only accepted at 1954 County Home Road, Marion, Iowa

  • $48.00 per ton
  • 1 ton minimum charge applies
  • Special waste must be pre-approved

Waste Handling Requirements

A completed WASTE PROFILE FORM, and written approval, is required to dispose of special waste. The Agency follows State of Iowa special waste handling requirements and is authorized by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to administer a special waste program. Our experienced, professional environmental staff can assist you with a special waste request. 

The Agency accepts out-of-county special wastes on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of Agency management.

For more information, please call our office at (319) 377-5290.

Industrial & Special Waste Examples

  • Dusty
  • Odiferous
  • Voluminous
  • Potentially regulated
  • Caustic

Examples of non-hazardous special waste include pollution control residues such as baghouse dust, wastewater or scrubber sludge, or spill clean-up debris. Special wastes can also include dusty or combustible wastes such as paint filters, grain flours or starches, blast media, or unused or off-spec non-hazardous chemical products.  To ensure safety and compliance with our permit, the Agency reserves the right to declare any waste a "special waste" when special handling is needed. Generators and haulers must have prior written approval from the Agency before disposing of a special waste in the landfill.