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Serving Lucas, Marion, Monroe, and Poweshiek Counties
SCISWA Landfill
1736 Hwy T-17
Tracy, Iowa 50256
Phone: 641-828-8545
Fax: 641-842-3722
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M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
S: 7:30 - Noon
Poweshiek Transfer Station
1163 Hwy 6
Malcom, Iowa 50157
Phone: 641-528-2801
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M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
S: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Welcome to the SCISWA Home Page

The South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency (SCISWA) is a four-county inter-governmental unit serving Lucas, Marion, Monroe and Poweshiek Counties. The Agency area, which was formed in 1994, consists of 26 towns including Victor in Iowa County. The counties and cities in the Agency area joined forces so they could manage waste in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible and to better meet state and federal regulations.

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2016 Upcoming Events

  • Agency board meetings 2nd Wednesday of each month (no August meeting)
  • Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Normal Saturday hours for Christmas Eve
  • Monday, December 26, 2016 - Closed for Christmas (observed)
  • Saturday, December 31, 2016 - Normal Saturday hours for New Year's Eve
  • Monday, January 2, 2017 - Closed for New Year's Day (observed)


Poster Contest Winners

The 2016 poster contest results are now available. Click here to see who won and what prize they will receive!

SCISWA Loans Wood Chipper to Member Communities

South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency announces a new program designed to help member communities manage yard waste.

In an effort to assist cities, counties and their divisions to better manage yard waste and brush the South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency (SCISWA) is now offering to rent a wood chipper to member communities at no charge. Eligible entities include any county, city or municipality within Lucas, Marion, Monroe and Poweshiek Counties (including Victor, Iowa) and their divisions such as street departments, county conservation departments, engineering departments, etc.

The wood chipper was purchased with grant funds secured from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Alternatives Program in 2015. The chipper will accept tree and brush waste up to 18" in diameter and is expected to be used by communities to process yard waste and brush collected at community sponsored sites. "Upon surveying communities, we found that yard waste is something many struggle to provide cost effective options for. It's just not efficient to transport that material to the landfill for processing so making equipment available on location made sense," says Jennifer Frampton, Agency Program Coordinator.

In keeping with the SCISWA Environmental Management System, the Agency strives to reduce the environmental impact of the area. This program will allow the Agency to support continual improvement in the management of yard waste by encouraging collection and proper recycling/reuse. Expected outcomes of the program include increased convenience in locally managing yard waste, air quality improvement in communities due to decreased burning of organic debris and reduced environmental impact, as well as reduced costs of yard waste management programs.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please read this wood chipper information. You may also fill out a rental agreement and finally the rental request. For more information on the Wood Chipper Rental Program contact Frampton at 641-828-8545.

Poster Contest

The winners for this year's poster contest are available here. Thank you for everyone who submitted an entry.

Now Accepting Grass Clippings and Leaf Debris

We are excited to announce that the SCISWA Landfill is now accepting grass clippings and leaf debris for no charge. Any brush, branches, and tree trimmings remain at $25 per ton.

SCISWA's Environmental Management System

See how SCISWA is working to make a difference with I CAN.

SCISWA has been awarded a partial grant for the purchase of 2 AED's at the landfill and transfer station.

Asphalt Shingle Recycling Comes to Poweshiek County

The Poweshiek Transfer Station has opened a recycling drop-off for clean asphalt shingles. With the new program, roofing companies and residents can save money and help the environment by separating asphalt shingles from other roofing materials during projects. The recovered asphalt shingles are dropped in a separate storage bunker at the Transfer Station and hauled to a processing facility when a full semi-load has been accumulated.

SCISWA is providing a $20 per ton discount from standard disposal rates for the separated shingles. However, contaminants (including wood, plastic and vinyl, felt, and other garbage) are being handled as waste. If not separated, SCISWA staff will charge the full disposal rate for the mixed load.

Shingles from roofing projects on single family homes (including multi-family dwellings up to a 4-plex) are not required to be tested for asbestos.

For shingles from commercial buildings (businesses and multi-family dwellings with more than 4 units), the contractor must provide certification and test results documenting that the recovered shingles do not contain asbestos

How to Recycle Household Batteries

There is a difference in household batteries. Some should be recycled; some should still go out with the trash. And, frequently you will need to read the label to know which is which.

Read more to find out what you should recycle and what you shouldn’t.

Site Last Updated: 12/8/2016