Fayette County Solid Waste
Management Commission
Recycling and Transfer Station
Fayette County Recycling Center

18525 Lane Road
Fayette, Iowa 52142
563-422-3712
Fax: 563-422-6323
Open:
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Fayette County Transfer Station
Joan Swenka, Coord.
10275 Kornhill Road
Fayette, Iowa 52142
563-425-3037
Fax: 563-425-4155
Open:
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2nd & 4th Saturdays 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
FAYETTE COUNTY RECYCLING MATERIALS LIST

Items that the Fayette County Recycling Center WILL and CAN NOT take:

Container Plastics:
WILL take: Place all plastic containers numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 that are placed into the plastic
section of the roll-off.  Make sure all containers are rinse and the lids are off.  Discard plastic lids not
labeled 1 - 7, and recycle metal lids into the tin section of the roll-off.
WILL take: Recyclable metal lids placed into the tin section of the roll-off.  
WILL take: Plastic carry out shopping  bags.
CAN NOT take: Any salt bags, garbage bags or plastic film sheeting materials
CAN NOT take: Oil and paints.
CAN NOT take: Unclean containers.
CAN NOT take: Styrofoam and Vinyl Siding

Footwear, Cell Phones, Backpacks, Purses, Baseball Hats, Belts, and Printer Ink Cartridges:
Place all of these items into the plastic section of the roll-off.
Footwear needs to be tied or banded together.
Cell Phones need to be in a sealed bag.
Backpacks, Purses, Baseball Hats, Belts, and Printer Ink Cartridges can just be placed into the plastics
section of the roll-off.

Glass:  WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY GLASS!!!
Place in household garbage

Cardboard:
ALL CORRUGATED CARDBOARD has been BANNED from the Fayette County Landfill and MUST BE RECYCLED.
WILL take: Cardboard boxes; please empty and flatten the boxes to save space in the roll-off.
All cardboard must be clean and dry.
CAN NOT take: Styrofoam, plastic, wood or other packaging materials from the boxes.

Chipboard / Boxboard:
WILL take: Cereal, pop, beer, and shoe boxes; please empty and flatten the boxes to save space in the
roll-off. All cardboard must be clean and dry.
CAN NOT take: Wax paper, Styrofoam, plastic, wood or other packaging materials from the boxes.

Sorted Office Paper:        
WILL take: All white, colored office paper, windowed envelopes, and other mixed types of office paper.
Please put paper into a handle tie bag and place it into the newspaper section of the roll-off.
CAN NOT take: Gift Wrapping Paper!

Newspaper:
WILL take: Newspapers, Readers Digests, phone books, and/or paperback books; place loose into the
Newspaper section of the roll-off.  Shiny newspaper ads can stay in with newspaper.

Magazines:
WILL take: Magazines and Catalogs; put them into a handle tie bag and place into the Newspaper section
of the roll-off.  Please keep TV Guides, Phone Books, Reader’s Digest and Newspaper Ads separate from
the magazines and catalogs.

Hardback Books:        
WILL take: Hardback Books; put into handle tie bags and place them into the Newspaper section of the
roll-off.

Metal:  
WILL take: All food cans, aluminum foil, pie tins, beverages cans, pots, pans and other metal no larger
than 2’ by 1’; items must be
rinsed and flatten. Please place them into the tin section of the roll-off.

If you have any questions on recycling please call the Recycling Center at
563 - 422 - 3712 .

Additional Things that can be Recycled:

Electronics Recycling Program
All Recyclable Electronics must be taken to the Fayette County Landfill.
In October of 2001 the Fayette County Solid Waste Management Commission implemented an Electronics
Recycling Program and
BANNED TV’s and Computer Monitors from the Fayette County Landfill.

This program was started to provide a safer and more environmentally friendly electronics disposal option
for Fayette County residents.  All electronic items have toxic components in them, which when crushed and
exposed to the elements, will leech into the ground and eventually into the groundwater.  Some of the toxic
components that can have a negative effects on people include:

1.  Lead - causes a host of nervous system ailments, high blood pressure and brain damage.
2.  Cadmium - is easily absorbed by plants growing in contaminated soil and attacks the liver and  
kidneys if digested by humans.
3.  Barium - causes heart, stomach, liver, kidney and other organ problems.
4.  Brominated flame retardant - causes heart, respiratory, and central nervous system disorders.
5.  PVC coated copper cable and plastic computer casings - when burned release toxic dioxins
and fumes, which effect skin, liver, and the immune system.
6.  Mercury - causes nervous and reproductive system disorders.
7.  Poly chlorinated biphenyl's - can taint skin, eyes, hair and body odor.

Recycling electronics is also important because of the valuable metals and components that can be
salvaged and reused, as well as the landfill space that is saved.
Thousands of pounds of electronic waste have been diverted from the Fayette County Landfill since the
program started.
There are charges to recycle TV’s, Computer Monitors, Computer Printers, Fax Machines, Copy Machines,
and Appliances.  These charges are listed below.  All other electronic equipment can currently be recycled
at no charge.

Fayette County Transfer Station Recycling Options

All residents are asked to weigh in at the scale when they enter the landfill.  The scale operator will direct
you to the proper location at the small loads facility to recycle your materials.     
   

Items Recycled at NO CHARGE

Scrap Metal:        
All types of metal can be recycled.  This includes pipe, sheet, and cast items made from steel, aluminum,
and all alloys.

Used Oil:
All automotive oils including motor, transmission, hydraulic, and compressor oils are accepted.  Please
deliver the oil to the land fill in 1 to 5 gallon containers.  NO COOKING OIL IS ACCEPTED.

Used Antifreeze:
All used antifreeze is accepted.  Please deliver it in 1 to 5 gallon containers.

Lead-Acid Batteries:
Used Lead-Acid batteries are accepted.

Items Recycled WITH A CHARGE

Tires:               
All makes and sizes of tires are accepted.
The charge is based on the size and / or weight of each individual tire.

Car tires:  
without rim $3.00    with rim $4.00* each
Light truck tires:  without rim $3.50    with rim $4.50* each.
Large truck tires:  without rim $9.00  with rim $15.00* each.
Semi: $20.00* each.

Tractor Tires
Small 1 - 75 lbs.:  
$25.00* each.
Medium 76-150 lbs.:  $35.00* each.
Large 151-225 lbs.:  $45.00* each.
Extra Large 226 - 300 lbs.: $55.00* each.
Over 300 lbs. call 563-425-3037.

Appliances:
Air-conditioner; Furnace; Stove; Microwave; Dishwasher; Refrigerator; Freezer; Washer; Dryer;
Water Heater; and Dehumidifier are
$8.00* each.  
The charge for Water Fountains; Water Coolers; and RV Refrigerators is
$75.00* each.

TV’s and Computer Monitors:
The charge for all TV’s and Computer Monitors is $15.00* each.

Computer Printers and Fax Machines:
The charge for Computer Printers and Fax Machines range from $5.00 up to $25.00*.

Copy Machines:
The charge for Copy Machines range from $5.00 up to $25.00*.

* Prices are subject to change.

Fayette County Landfill Fee’s
For waste beyond house hold waste Fee’s.

Any individual, business, or company that has or will be generating quantities of waste beyond the
normal house hold waste, needs to contact the Fayette County Landfill  at 563-425-3037 to set up a Waste
Disposal Plan before bringing the waste to the Landfill.  Especially contact the Landfill if you are wanting to
dispose of asbestos or contaminated soils.  Please make sure all loads have a tarp over them.
If you are currently disposing of waste directly to the landfill please call and check on your own, or your
business or companies Waste Disposal Plan.  Do this especially if you have had changes in the types or
amounts of waste being brought to the landfill.
If you, your business or company are planning on setting up in Fayette County please contact the landfill to
set up a Waste Disposal Plan so that everyone knows what and how the waste generated will be dealt with.
Current costs for all construction and demolition material waste:
$60.00 per Ton
Minimum $6.00 for 200 lbs.
All Construction and Demolition Material Waste needs to be in 5 foot length or less.

Recycling Programs Available

“Bucket Composting”
“Composting”
"Fayette County Transfer Station and Landfill Power Point Program"
"Fayette County Recycling Center Tour Power Point"
“Home Made Paper, Recycled Paper, Slurry Time”
“Home Trash Survey Program”
'Recycled Media for the Birds"
"Recycling Center Tours"
“Recycling Goes to the Birds”
“Recycling Up Date”
“Worm Column Composting”
“Worm Composting”

If your civic group, youth group, school, club, business, or any other group’s interested in having one or
more recycling programs presented or a tour of the Recycling Center, you may contact Dawn L. Amundson,
Environmental Education Coordinator, Fayette County Conservation Board, Gilbertson Nature Center, 22580
A Avenue, Elgin, Iowa 52141, 563 - 426 - 5740,
gncfccb@alpinecom.net

This information is current as of 1/28/2016
Attention Deer Hunters:
The Fayette County Transfer Station
CAN NOT TAKE Deer Carcass Waste
at the Transfer Station or Landfill Site.
Household Hazardous Waste Day
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