Waste Trac is the Education Team for the Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission

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The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission is a five person board that owns and oversees the operation of the Black Hawk County Landfill. In addition, the Commission provides ongoing waste alternative programs for area residents, Waste Trac educational programs, informational publications, and strongly encourages and supports recycling efforts in Black Hawk County.

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission is dedicated to providing safe and effective methods in the management of solid waste in Black Hawk County, Iowa while protecting our natural resources.

The Waste Trac Education Team acts as the voice for the Commission through organizing and promoting Commission sponsored drop-off events, giving school and public programs about solid waste and recycling, answering the telephone helpline (266-TRAC), and managing this website.

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News and Upcoming Events:
“Special Extended Saturday Hours” for Flood Debris
Due to recent flooding, the Black Hawk County Landfill will have “Special Extended Saturday Hours” on:
- Saturday, October 1, 2016 and
- Saturday, October 8, 2016 

7:30AM -
(All loads must be covered 100%, tarped, tied down, and secured in all areas or additional fees will apply. Customers not unloaded by 4:30 PM will be turned away)
View the 9-28-16 Revised Press Release here.

Revised Customer Pricing Schedule -
Effective July 1, 2016

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission, at its regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 27th, 2015, approved a rate increase of $2 per ton for all weight based fees at the Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill. Visit the landfill fees page to view the Customer Pricing Schedule revisions.

Recycling Equipment Available for Events!
Planning an outdoor event and want to provide recycling for your participants? Through the Commission's refundable deposit program, equipment is available to events in counties/cities serviced by the Black Hawk County Landfill! Frames, bags, and more can be checked out through the Waste Trac Education Team (by appointment). Learn more.

Waste Trac Public Programs
The Waste Trac Educators will be partnering with several local agencies to provide summer programs for kids and a garden tour with seven locations featuring eco-friendly garden practices! More Info

Electronics & Household Toxic Materials Drop-off Event
Saturday, September 24th, 2016 from 9 AM until 2 PM.
Drop-off will be held at the Cedar Falls Public Works Complex (2200 Technology Parkway) for Black Hawk County household items only. Please note: some fees may apply for recycling certain electronics. Click here for details.
*Update: 830 vehicles participated in the April event in Waterloo, with volunteers unloading 114 pallets of e-waste during the 5 hr event!

Drug Disposal Drop-off Event
Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 10 AM until 2 PM.
Drop-off event is sponsored by the Cedar Falls and Waterloo Police Departments (with permission through the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency) at the following locations:
· Cedar Falls Police Dept (220 Clay St, Cedar Falls)
· Greenwood Drug (2104 Kimball Ave, Waterloo)
· Details and other locations can be found at: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/
· Can't make it to this event? Both locations are permitted to accept these medications on a daily basis!

Waste Wise Newsletter - Winter 2016 Edition
Click here to read the latest edition of the Commission's local newsletter. This edition has information regarding the Spring 2016 Toxic Materials and Electronics Recycling Drop-off Event, upcoming public workshops and education programs, plus answers to many of the frequently asked questions about the landfill, recycling, and reusing items.

The Waste Trac Education Team has moved!
With the building renovation set to begin at Hartman Reserve Nature Center this year, the Waste Trac Education Team has relocated to 1500 Bluff Street (behind the Cedar Falls Recycling Center/Transfer Station).

Waste Trac Teacher Newsletter
Click here to read the latest edition of the Waste Trac Education Team's newsletter for Black Hawk County educators and group leaders.

Revised Load Cover Requirements Policy - Effective
July 1, 2012

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission, at its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2012, at 10:00 am in the City Council Chambers at the City Hall, Waterloo, Iowa, discussed and approved revisions to the 2007 Load Cover Requirements Policy at the Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill.
Click here to view the approved policy revisions.

Black Hawk County Landfill
1509 East Washburn Road
Waterloo, IA 50701   View Map

All loads must be covered 100%, tarped, tied down and secured in all areas (or additional fees apply).
Cash or check only.
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weekdays
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Closed on Sundays and Holidays
Must be unloaded by closing time!

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Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission

Chairperson John Mardis

Representative - Other Communities

Vice Chairperson Harold Getty
Waterloo City Council Member

Secretary-Treasurer Brian Heath
City of Cedar Falls - Public Works and Parks Manager

Mark Rice
City of Waterloo - Public Works Director

Tom Little
Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors - Rural Areas

2016 Meeting Schedule
10:00 AM
City Council Chambers,
Waterloo City Hall

January 28
February 25
March 24
April 28
May 26
June 23
July 28
August 25
September 22
October 27
November 17
December 15