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Mahaska County
Solid Waste

Serving residents of Mahaska County, Iowa.


Upcoming Holiday Closures
posted 12/6/23

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I recycle plastic shopping bags?

Yes! We now have a designated box in our recycling center area for plastic shopping bags. Please separate these bags from your other recyclables. If you have any questions, ask the scale attendant when you arrive!

Q. Do my landfill loads need to be secured?

All loads arriving at the Landfill must be completely covered by a tarp or other means to prevent debris from falling from the vehicle en route to the facility. This includes bagged waste or containers unless the lids are secured with a strap. Appliances and large items can be secured with a strap.

Loads not properly covered or secured will incur an unsecured load fee of $20.00. Sorry, there are no exceptions!

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Our Mission

We are committed to promoting environmental responsibility and stewardship through development and continual improvement of an Environmental Management System. We will demonstrate this commitment by following our environmental management system recipe.

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