Tracy, Iowa 50256
M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
S: 7:30 - Noon
Malcom, Iowa 50157
M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
S: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Your SCISWA Quick Tip
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.
- May 27 –SCISWA facilities closed for Memorial Day
- June 12 – 9 a.m., SCISWA Board of Directors meeting, Environmental Education Center, Landfill
- July 4 – SCISWA facilities closed for Independence Day
- July 13 – 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Pleasantville Household Chemical Collection Event
- July 24 – 9 a.m., SCISWA Board of Directors meeting, Environmental Education Center, Landfill
- July 25 – RAGBRAI travels Highway T-17 past the Landfill
- August – No Board meeting
- September 2 – SCISWA facilities closed for Labor Day
- September 11 – 9 a.m., SCISWA Board of Directors meeting, Environmental Education Center, Landfill
- September 21 – 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Albia Household Chemical Collection Event
- October 9 – 9 a.m., SCISWA Board of Directors meeting, Environmental Education Center, Landfill
- October 12 – 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Brooklyn Household Chemical Collection Event
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
The SCISWA Board of Directors on December 12th received its annual financial audit for the fiscal year running July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 from Roland & Dieleman, Grinnell. SCISWA received a clean report and a copy of the audit can be found here.
Join our Text Message Alert System
The South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency (SCISWA) wants to send you a text.
To do so, we’ve signed up for a system that allows us to send text message alerts to the cell phones of people who sign up for the notices.
SCISWA is experimenting for the next year with text messaging. Anybody who signs up, by texting SCISWA to 36000, will automatically receive alert system notices from SCISWA. We plan to use the system to share information about four types of events:
- Facility closures due to bad weather
- Facility closures or adjustments in hours for holidays
- Monthly Board meeting reminders
- Household chemical collection event notices
Although there is no cost to sign up for the alerts, standard text messaging rates will apply.
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: 05/22/2013