Monday through Friday–7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday–8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
View our calendar to see what days the transfer station is closed.
1163 Hwy 6
Malcom, Iowa 50157
Located in Poweshiek County, eight miles east of Grinnell on Hwy 6 and Hwy 63.
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Transfer station user information
Please note the following procedures and regulations
Covered loads: All loads coming into the transfer station must be covered and secured. A surcharge will be assessed on all loads not properly secured.
Unacceptable items: No free-flowing liquids, hazardous waste, yard waste, or asbestos will be accepted.
Area served: The Poweshiek Transfer Station primarily serves Poweshiek County and the city of Victor. Waste can only be accepted from within SCISWA member counties: Lucas, Marion, Monroe, and Poweshiek.
Inclement weather closing: If weather conditions are dangerous to staff or customers or unacceptable according to the SCISWA’s permits (for example, high winds or flooding), the landfill or transfer station may temporarily close. Call 641-528-2801 or listen to your local radio station for announcements.
Payment methods: Credit/Debit card and check accepted.
Questions: Call the transfer station at 641-528-2801 or SCISWA at 641-828-8545.
- Municipal solid waste
- Construction and demolition debris
- Asphalt Shingles
- Scrap metal
- Propane tanks
- Tires (see Tire Recycling page)
- Waste oil
- Waste oil is accepted free of charge at the transfer station if delivered in one of our reusable jugs. The 5-gallon containers have an initial cost of $5, but recyclers can easily drop off a filled container and take home an empty container for future trips.
- Auto batteries
- Electronic wastes
- The federal government has banned cathode ray tubes (CRTs) from landfill disposal. As these are most commonly, but not always, found in old televisions, the agency offers a recycling program for all high-tech electronic wastes like televisions; computer monitors, printers, and accessories; and VCRs, fax machines, and cell phones. Many, but not all, of these items are accepted at no charge.
Other disposal options:
- Yard waste- the City of Grinnell Public Services Department at 641-236-2632
- Household hazardous waste
- Recycling in your community
- Testing- Midwest Environmental Services, 641-437-7023
- Disposal- Metro Waste Authority, 515-967-2076
- Wood waste organics- Chamness, 641-969-5702
- Cooking oil/meat waste- National Byproducts, 515-265-0381
- Ammunition- call your sheriff’s office
Call the Poweshiek Transfer Station at 641-528-2801 or SCISWA at 641-828-8545 for any disposal questions.
Minimum charge for all of the above waste types is $10, regardless of weight.
All loads must be tarped, tied, or secured from the time of origination—if not, a surcharge will apply.
Accepted items include air conditioners, commercial coolers, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, freezers, furnaces, microwaves, stoves, PCB containing ballasts and capacitors, refrigerators, thermostats, washers, dryers, water heaters, and other items determined by staff.
See Tire Recycling for more information
Accepted items include scrap metal, paper, cardboard, plastics (#1 through #7), and tin and aluminum cans.
Household hazardous wastes/chemicals
Drop-off opens in April and runs through October each year.