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.

Holidays -
Independence Day, Mon, July 5, 2021 - Closed All Day
Labor Day, Mon, Sept 6, 2021 - Closed All Day
Thanksgiving, Thurs, Nov 25, 2021- Closed All Day
Christmas Eve, Fri, Dec 24, 2021 - Close at 12 p.m.
Christmas Day, Sat. Dec 25, 2021 - Closed All Day
New Years Day, Sat. Jan 1, 2022 - Closed All Day
Memorial Day, Mon. May 30, 2022 - Closed All Day


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 Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day. 

Happy Independence Day!!!


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.


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