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Serving Lucas, Marion, Monroe, and Poweshiek Counties
SCISWA Landfill
1736 Hwy T-17
Tracy, Iowa 50256
Phone: 641-828-8545
Fax: 641-842-3722
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M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
S: 7:30 - Noon
Poweshiek Transfer Station
1163 Hwy 6
Malcom, Iowa 50157
Phone: 641-528-2801
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M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
S: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Welcome to the SCISWA Home Page

The South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency (SCISWA) is a four-county inter-governmental unit serving Lucas, Marion, Monroe and Poweshiek Counties. The Agency area, which was formed in 1994, consists of 26 towns including Victor in Iowa County. The counties and cities in the Agency area joined forces so they could manage waste in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible and to better meet state and federal regulations.

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2015 Upcoming Events

  • August - No Board Meeting
  • September 7, 2015 Closed for Labor Day
  • September 9, 2015 - 9:00a.m. - Agency Board Meeting (2nd Wednesday of month)
  • October 14, 2015 - 9:00a.m. - Agency Board Meeting (2nd Wednesday of month)
  • November 12, 2015 - 9:00a.m. - Agency Board Meeting (moved due to Veteran's Day)
  • November 26, 2015 Closed for Thanksgiving Day
  • December 9, 2015 - 9:00a.m. - Agency Board Meeting (2nd Wednesday of month)
  • December 24, 2015 Close at 2:00pm for Christmas Eve
  • December 25, 2015 Closed for Christmas
  • December 31, 2015 Close at 2:00 pm New Year's Eve
  • January 1, 2016 Closed for New Year's Day


Request for Proposals


Notice is hereby given that the South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency will receive sealed proposals for the purchase of two transfer trailers meeting the requirements set forth in this document.

Proposals shall be submitted on the forms provided by the Agency as part of this RFP. All proposals shall be placed in a sealed envelope clearly identified as "Transfer Trailer Proposal."


Proposals shall be received up to, but no later than 4 p.m. September 3, 2015, at:

South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency
1736 Highway T17
Tracy, Iowa 50256

Questions must be directed to Rick Hurt at 641-828-8545 extension 2.

Proposals received by the deadline shall be opened and evaluated by staff, who will present a recommendation during the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency scheduled for 9 a.m., September 9, 2015. The Board may choose to act upon the recommendation during that meeting or delay action until such later time and place as may be identified.

The Agency wishes to take delivery of the Transfer Trailers at the earliest practical date. As such, guaranteed date of delivery to the Agency's Poweshiek Transfer Station shall be a criterion used in selecting the successful Proposer.

For more information and a complete bid package contact Rick Hurt at 641-828-8545 ext 2 or

Now Accepting Grass Clippings and Leaf Debris

We are excited to announce that the SCISWA Landfill is now accepting grass clippings and leaf debris for no charge. Any brush, branches, and tree trimmings remain at $25 per ton.

SCISWA's Environmental Management System

See how SCISWA is working to make a difference with I CAN.

SCISWA has been awarded a partial grant for the purchase of 2 AED's at the landfill and transfer station.

Asphalt Shingle Recycling Comes to Poweshiek County

The Poweshiek Transfer Station has opened a recycling drop-off for clean asphalt shingles. With the new program, roofing companies and residents can save money and help the environment by separating asphalt shingles from other roofing materials during projects. The recovered asphalt shingles are dropped in a separate storage bunker at the Transfer Station and hauled to a processing facility when a full semi-load has been accumulated.

SCISWA is providing a $20 per ton discount from standard disposal rates for the separated shingles. However, contaminants (including wood, plastic and vinyl, felt, and other garbage) are being handled as waste. If not separated, SCISWA staff will charge the full disposal rate for the mixed load.

Shingles from roofing projects on single family homes (including multi-family dwellings up to a 4-plex) are not required to be tested for asbestos.

For shingles from commercial buildings (businesses and multi-family dwellings with more than 4 units), the contractor must provide certification and test results documenting that the recovered shingles do not contain asbestos

How to Recycle Household Batteries

There is a difference in household batteries. Some should be recycled; some should still go out with the trash. And, frequently you will need to read the label to know which is which.

Read more to find out what you should recycle and what you shouldn’t.

Site Last Updated: 8/5/2015