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All Grinnell residences and businesses are required to have solid waste disposal service, click here to be redirected to the City’s Solid Waste information.


Direct haul to: South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency

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Drop-Off location: Public Service Department building at 1411 1st Avenue, click for more information.

  • Accepted Materials: plastics #1 and #2, mixed paper, newspaper, magazines, tin and aluminum, cardboard, and shredded paper.  For a complete list see Grinnell’s Acceptable Items on the City’s website.
  • Materials NOT accepted: plastic bags, single use table ware, gift wrap, styrofoam.  For a complete list see Grinnell’s Unacceptable Items on the City’s website.

For use by Grinnell residents and businesses ONLY.

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Yard Waste

Click for information on the Grinnell Brush and Compost site.  The City also provides free curbside pick up once in the fall and spring.

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Household Hazardous Materials

South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency Transfer Station
1163 Hwy 6 Malcom, Iowa 50157

HHM accepted during office hours. Call to make an appointment.
Click for more information on HHM.

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Some universal wastes such as sharps, fluorescent bulbs, and rechargeable batteries are accepted at the Public Service Building, visit www.grinnelliowa.gov for more information on local disposal programs.