Iowa Regional Collection Centers

During the past several years, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been phasing out Toxic Cleanup Days in favor of Regional Collection Centers. These collection centers give residents increased opportunities to dispose of hazardous waste because they have set business hours; thus, residents can dispose of their hazardous waste when it is convenient for them. In addition, most regional collection centers have mobile units that travel to each town in their service area to collect hazardous waste.

Presently, not all counties are served by Regional Collection Centers (Table 1). However, residents and small business generators of hazardous waste may participate in a nearby program for a small fee.

Check the table for the name of the Regional Collection Center and contacts(s) near you. For more information, please contact Becky Wehrman in the Waste Management Assistance Division of the DNR by calling 515-281-4367.

Table 1. Iowa Regional Collection Ceter contact information.

Collection Center (RCC)
Contact(s) Phone County
Bluestem Floyde Pelkey, Bill Sloop 319-373-4771 Linn
Bremer County RCC Brett Vette 319-352-4574 Bremer, Buchanan*, Butler*
Clinton County Area
Solid Waste Agency
Chuck Goddard, Laura Legious 319-243-4749 Clinton, Cedar, Jones, Jackson, Tama*, Benton*, Iowa*
Council Bluffs RCC Glen Ingham, Tony Fiala 712-328-4985 Pottawattamie
Dubuque County RCC Nancy Otterbeck, Tom Driscoll 319-589-1720 Dubuque, Fayette
Plymouth County
Solid Waste Agency
Bruce Lancaster 712-546-6071 Plymouth, Cherokee, Buena Vista
Landfill of North Iowa Rob Kraemer, Bill Rowland 515-357-5452 Cerro Gordo, Worth, Franklin, part of Hancock, Winnebago; Floyd*, Mitchell*, Chickasaw*
Metro Waste Authority Jeff Kaune, Jeff Dworak 515-967-5512 Polk, Greene, Boone, Story, Marshall, Dallas, Jasper, Poweshiek, Madison, Warren, Marion, Lucas, Monroe
Muscatine County RCC Lavene Payne 319-263-9689 Muscatine
Scott County RCC Kathy Morris, Dan Mickelson 319-381-1300 Scott
Southeast Multicounty
Solid Waste Agency
Ray Griffin 319-456-6171 Jefferson, Keokuk, Washington

* Sites under construction; expected to open summer 2000.

This article originally appeared in the May 19, 2000 issue, pp. 55-56.


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