Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency


Mission Statement

In order to control current and future economic and environmental liability, the mission of the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency is to provide environmentally sound, financially stable, fiscally responsible, community recognized, solid waste management services that include appropriate waste reduction, resource conservation, and disposal activities.

Recent News

  • DMASWA RFQ/P - Annual Services

    The DMASWA is seeking qualifications/proposals RFQ/P from experienced, responsible and qualified engineering firms to provide solid waste management annual compliance services. If considering submitting a proposal, please email jfoster@cityofdubuque.org by February 17th to receive any addendums to this RFP.

  • New Fee for Appliance Recycling at Landfill

    As of January 1, 2016, the fee to recycle an appliance at the Dubuque Metro Landfill is $10 each.

  • Disposable Bag Reduction

    According to the EPA, between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year.. These bags are used for an average of 12 minutes, but they remain in our landfills, oceans, parks and beaches for thousands of years. Both plastic and paper disposable bags are costly, environmentally damaging, and completely unnecessary.

  • Do You Need More Room For New Electronics?

    Do you have old electronics, holiday lights, vacuum cleaners and small appliances that you no longer use? Electronics are defined as anything containing a circuit board and/or cathode ray tube (CRT or “picture tube”).  These items can be recycled through the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency’s Electronics Recycling collection located at 14501 Highway 20 West. Electronics can be dropped off anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No appointment is needed.

  • County Board of Supervisors Encourages Community Pride

    The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors is encouraging local individuals, businesses, and groups to “Adopt a Roadway.” The Dubuque County Adopt a Roadway program gives the adopting individuals or groups’ opportunities to improve the appearance of our roadsides throughout the county.

  • Emerald Ash Borer Information
    Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer

  • TakeAway – Iowa’s Medication Disposal Program

    TakeAway™ is a statewide prescription drug disposal program that allows consumers to safely dispose of unused or expired medications through the convenience of drop-off boxes at their community pharmacies.

  • Propane Tank Recycling
    Camping Season is Here - What to do with my empty propane tanks?
Agency Facilities:
Phone 563-557-8220

Regional Collection Center for Household Hazardous Materials
Phone 563-589-1720

Education Office
Phone 563-588-7933

Phone 563-589-4250



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