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.
City of Waterloo Annual City-wide Clean-up Event
Saturday, June 29th, 2013 from 8 AM until 4 PM. Drop-off will be held at the Waterloo Waste Water Treatment Plant (3505 Easton Avenue) for all City of Waterloo Residents. I.D. will be requested. Click here for details.
Panther Pick Up Event
Panther Pick Up—a project to help the environment while benefiting the community - will be held for UNI students on May 8th-10th (Finals Week). Rather than pitching stuff when moving out of their residence hall or apartment, students are encouraged to donate usable items - including running shoes, mattresses, carpets and books. Click here for details.
Prescription Drug Drop-off Events
On Saturday, April 27th from 10 AM until 2 PM the Cedar Falls Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be collecting medications for disposal at the Cedar Falls Police Department (220 Clay Street, Cedar Falls). Click here for more information.
On Saturday, May 4th from 9 AM until 1 PM the Waterloo Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be collecting medications for disposal at Greenwood Drug (2104 Kimball Avenue, Waterloo). Click here for details.
Electronics & Household Toxic Materials Drop-off Event
Saturday, April 13th, 2013 from 9 AM until 2 PM. Drop-off will be held at the Waterloo Waste Water Treatment Plant (3505 Easton Avenue) for Black Hawk County household items only. Please note: some fees may apply for recycling certain electronics. Click here for details. 793 vehicles participated in the drop-off event! The next event will be held on Saturday, August 24th in Cedar Falls.
Waste Wise Newsletter - Winter 2013 Edition
Click here to read the latest edition of the Commission's local newsletter. This edition has information regarding the April 13th drop-off event. It also includes information about the proper disposal of tricky household items, the Blessed Maria School Recycling Program, and upcoming free home and garden workshops that will take place this spring.
Waste Trac Teacher Newsletter - 2013 Edition
Click here to read the latest edition of the Waste Trac Education Team's newsletter for Black Hawk County educators and group leaders.
Waste Trac Public Programs
The Waste Trac Educators will be partnering with several local agencies and organizations to provide free educational opportunities for residents in the Cedar Valley. More Info
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.