Garbage can filled with brush and leavesLandfills have not been allowed to bury grass, leaves, and brush (collectively known as yard waste) since 1991.

The landfill has a drop-off location for these items and charges a reduced fee. Once a year, a contractor comes in to grind the yard waste and haul the materials out to a composting facility.

For other options for yard waste management in the area, check with your local city or contact:

City of Grinnell Brush Dump

Chamness Technology, Inc
24820 160th St.
Eddyville, IA 52553

SCISWA also owns a wood chipper that it makes available for municipalities. Read more about the Wood Chipper Rental Program.