Solid Waste and Recycling

Scalehouse and Transfer Station

2176 Buffalo Road
Denison, IA 51442
Hours Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.*
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.*

*Transactions must be completed 10 minutes prior to closing. Commercial loads no later than 30 minutes prior to closing.

Holidays -
Thanksgiving, Thurs, Nov 25, 2021- Closed
Christmas Eve, Fri, Dec 24, 2021 - Closed @ 12 p.m.
Christmas Day, Sat. Dec 25, 2021 - Closed
New Years Day, Sat. Jan 1, 2022 - Closed
Memorial Day, Mon. May 30, 2022 - Closed
Independence Day, Mon. July 4, 2022 - Closed
Labor Day, Mon. Sept. 5, 2022 - Closed


1202 Broadway
Denison, IA 51442
Hours Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


(712) 263-8454

We will be closed Thursday, November 25, 2021 in observance of Thanksgiving. 


Effective July 1, 2020

  • Solid Waste: $55.00/ton, $10.00 minimum
  • Appliances: $12.00 each
  • Tires:
    • Passenger Vehicle $5
    • Semi Truck $10
    • All other tires $0.10/lb
  • Wood Pallets: $55.00/ton
  • Brush and tree limbs under 6" diameters: $55.00/ton
  • Scrap Metal: No charge
  • Yard and Garden Compost/Waste: No charge
  • Waste Oil and Filters: No charge
  • Lead Acid Batteries: No charge
  • Bicycle Recycling Program
  • Household Hazardous Waste: No charge for residential

We accept cash or checks only.

To prevent littering, all vehicles, trailers, and wagons must have their loads SECURED. A $10 gate fee will be charged for unsecured loads, and for loads without endgates.

All loads must be unloaded and paid for 10 minutes prior to closing time.  Commercial must be completed 30 minutes prior to closing. 


Materials Not Accepted

  • Toxic Waste
  • Liquid Waste
  • Dead Animals
  • Concrete 

Please call the scale house for asbestos guidelines.


Recyclable Items

  • All recyclable items may be placed in the blue residential recycling bin
  • Glass, cans, and plastic ( & ONLY) can be mixed together in the bin
  • Keep paper separate in the bin — in a paper bag or bundled together
  • Corrugated cardboard should be broken down and placed underneath the blue recycle bin
  • If you are in need of a new blue recycle bin please contact your town's city hall or stop at the scalehouse to purchase a new one. (Advise putting your address on all sides of the blue bin, they stay with the property)
  • View our Recycling Flyer in English or Español for more details on the curbside and rural trailer recycle program.


Waste Agency Board

5 members (2-year terms)

  • Kyle Schultz, Chairman
  • Jay Ford, Vice Chairman
  • Ben Heyne
  • Corey Curnyn
  • Eileen Sailer

Our Team

  • Chuck Ettleman, Secretary
  • Travis Fink, Operator
  • Jeff Schwager, Assistant Operator
  • Becky Schwarz, Scale House Operator - Part-Time
  • Trisha Blunk, Scale House Operator - Part-Time