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.
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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.
2014 Upcoming Events
- April 12 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Grinnell Household Chemical Collection Event at the Public Service Dept. (1411 1st Avenue.)
- May 7 - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Chariton Household Chemical Collection Event at the east side of City Square
- May 14, 2014 - 9:00 a.m., SCISWA Board of Directors meeting
- May 26 –SCISWA facilities closed for Memorial Day
- June 11 – 9:00 a.m., SCISWA Board of Directors meeting
- July 12 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Knoxville Household Chemical Collection Event at the water department (600 N. Roche St)
- July 4 - SCISWA facilities closed for Independence Day
- July 9 - 9:00 a.m., SCISWA Board of Directors meeting
- August - No Board meeting
- September 1 - SCISWA facilities closed for Labor Day
- September 10 - 9:00 a.m., SCISWA Board of Directors meeting
- October 8 - 9:00 a.m., SCISWA Board of Directors meeting
- October 11 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Montezuma Household Chemical Collection Event at Audas Sanitation (830 S. Front Street)
- October 18 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Albia Household Chemical Collection Event at Monroe County Community Services Building (1801 S. B Street)
- November 11 - Closed for Veteran's Day
- November 12 - 9:00 a.m., SCISWA Board of Directors meeting
- November 27, 2014 Closed for Thanksgiving Day
- December 10 - 9:00 a.m., SCISWA Board of Directors meeting
- December 24, 2014 Close at 2:00 p.m. for Christmas Eve
- December 25, 2014 Closed for Christmas Day
- December 31,2014 Close at 2:00 p.m. for New Year's Eve
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: 4/11/2014