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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

  • October - No Board Meeting
  • November 13, 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


Poster Contest

The 2016 SCISWA Calendar will contain a collection of tips we can all use to reduce our impact and "Create More, Waste Less."

Posters are due October 28, 2015
Delivered or postmarked to:
SCISWA Poster Contest
1736 Hwy T17
Tracy, Iowa 50256

Contest Theme: "Create More, Waste Less"
Our job at the landfill is to take care of the garbage that you throw away. But there are lots of things we throw away that still have value, and I am challenging you to help us all to "Create More and Waste Less." Talk with your family about items and ways you "re-use" at home, or materials you recycle at school. Think of all the ways we recycle or re-use items that would have been considered trash: egg cartons, plastic containers and jars. Or concepts like composting, donating used items, and up-cycling.  Focus on one idea and draw a picture of the activity. Identify the material you are diverting from the landfill. How did you do that? How does it impact the environment? Does it conserve energy or save resources?  Include this information in your drawing. It may be something you already do, or perhaps a new activity you would like to try! Need ideas? Create a Pinterest board filled with fun recycled art projects, look online for more creative ideas and inspiration, or contact me at


  • All participants will receive a prize!
  • 24 winning posters will be printed in the calendar and receive a t-shirt and a package of Smarkers!
  • 1 Grand Prize winning poster will be printed on the calendar cover and receive a t-shirt, Smarkers, $100 savings bond, and recycling containers for your school district!
  • Judging will be done by the SCISWA Core Team and scored on originality, creativity, and promotion of South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency.
  • Winning entries will be announced Tuesday December 1 to schools and on the SCISWA website. Calendars and prizes will be distributed to each participant in December.


  • Contest theme: "Create More, Waste Less" From composting food scraps to art projects to re-using peanut butter jars, we each have different ways of reducing the amount of garbage we throw away. Draw a picture sharing one way your family or school recycles something that would have gone into the landfill. Let's all create more and waste less!
  • Poster size: 8 ½" by 11" white paper in horizontal or landscape position. Crayons, markers, and paint are acceptable.
  • Art work: original work, this is your time to be creative! No commercial names or images other than SCISWA please.
  • Entry form (below, can make extra copies): Fill out completely, cut out, and attach to the back of your poster
  • Deadline: post marked or dropped off by Wednesday October 28, 2015

Download the entry form for your poster.

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: 10/6/2015