Some materials are banned by local, state and federal rules. Other materials are only accepted during certain times or under specific conditions.

Banned Items

For the protection of public health and the environment, and in accordance with local, state and federal laws, the following materials are banned from disposal in the landfill and convenience area containers

Tires are banned from the landfill, but are accepted for recycling for a fee
  • Regulated hazardous wastes, including flammable or toxic liquids (including paints), solids and fuels*
  • Pressurized cylinders*
  • Tires*
  • Appliances*
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) and all televisions & computer monitors*
  • Fluorescent bulbs/lamps*
  • TSCA-regulated PCB-containing wastes, including capacitors, ballasts and transformers*
  • Lead acid automotive batteries*
  • Unapproved special wastes
  • Unapproved contaminated soil
  • Unapproved, undeclared or improperly packaged non-friable, friable, or regulated asbestos containing material (RACM) 
  • Anything smoldering or on fire
  • Corrugated cardboard*
  • Yard waste*
  • Free liquids

*Accepted for recycling

If a banned item or material is identified in a load at the landfill or in a container in the convenience area, the load will be subject to surcharge

Call us at (319) 377-5290 with any questions. The Agency is open Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday by appointment or account only.

Drop-off Restrictions


  • Shingle loads that have to be hand-unloaded must be in before 3:00 p.m. or will be rejected

Bulky materials including:

  • Bulk loads of mattresses
  • Telephone poles ($73 per ton)
  • Railroad ties ($73 per ton)
  • Conveyor belts
  • Wire cable spool and tanks

These items must be declared and delivered before 1:00 p.m. Monday - Friday; bulky materials not accepted on Saturdays.

Special waste including: 

  • Starches
  • Flours
  • Corn
  • Oat hulls
  • Shingles unloaded by hand

These materials must be delivered before 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Hard to Handle Wastes

  • Animal carcasses
  • Drums and tanks
  • Boats and trailers 
  • Bulky items such as telephone poles and railroad ties

These items may require pre-approval or delivery by appointment. Please call before delivering unusual or bulky items. For the safety of landfill staff and customers, the Agency has the following cut off times for specific waste types: 

11:00 a.m. - Asbestos 
1:00 p.m.   -  Bulky wastes, including railroad ties and telephone poles
3:00 p.m.   -  Special Wastes 

The Agency reserves the right to inspect or reject any incoming load. For More information, please call (319) 377-5290.

Vehicles Must Be Covered

All loads delivered to the Agency must be covered and secured to prevent material from blowing out. Any vehicle without a cover will be subject to an unsecured load fine; $10.00 for residential loads, $25.00 for commercial loads.

Vehicle Towing

The Agency strives to maintain passable roads at the landfill. The Agency is not responsible for conditions which may cause vehicles to become stuck or disabled, including flat tires. Vehicle owners are responsible for obtaining towing services. Commercial haulers requesting assistance will be required to sign a waiver.

Inclement Weather

Wind speed/direction, ice or snow may warrant landfill closure or restrictions on the delivery of certain wastes. If the site closes, the public will be notified via website update and media releases. During windy or wet conditions, it is best to call the agency to confirm site conditions.

Call us at (319) 377-5290 for more information on restrictions or conditions.