What can I do with unwanted paint (or
other household hazardous materials)?
Contact the DMASWA's Regional Collection Center (RCC) by calling 563-589-1720 for more information on proper disposal of household hazardous materials, including paint.
When is the landfill open?
The landfill is open Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except for holidays. Please call 563-557-8220 for holiday hours.
What are the landfill fees?
Click Here to view our schedule of landfill fees.
Can I buy compost from the DMASWA?
Compost can be purchased from the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency for $3 per cubic foot with a minimum charge of $2. Small quantities of compost can be purchased on Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m., while large quantities (truck loads) may be purchased on Wednesdays from 8 to 11 a.m. Pickup and larger trucks will be loaded by landfill personnel on Wednesdays. Persons picking up small quantities of cmpost on Saturdays must bring their own containers and shovels and self-load. Compost is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to all Dubuque and Delaware county residents and busnesses. Call 563-557-8220 for availability information.
Does the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid
Waste Agency pick up garbage?
No. For questions about garbage pickup, curbside recycling, or yard waste collection, consult the MY TOWN section of the DMASWA website or contact your local city hall.
What can I put out for curbside recycling?
For questions about garbage pickup, curbside recycling, or yard waste collection, consult the MY TOWN section of the DMASWA website or contact your local city hall.
What can I do with empty paint cans?
Paint cans must be completely empty or dried out. They can then be placed in your garbage container.
What can I do with fluorescent light tubes
and compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs)?
Call the DMASWA's Regional Collection Center (RCC) at 563-589-1720 to schedule a drop off appointment. Residents may use the faciltiy at no charge. Businesses will be charged for the cost of service.
How do I dispose of a television or VCR I
no longer want?
Televisions and VCRs can be recycled at the Dubuque Metro Landfill for a fee. Drop off appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 563-589-1720.
How do I dispose of old tires?
Retail stores that sell tires are required to recycle tires from customers. Tires can also be taken to the Dubuque Metro Landfill for recycling for a fee.
How do I dispose of an old appliance
(dishwasher, stove, refreigerator, microwave, freezer, washer, dryers, etc.)?
Appliances can be recycled at the Dubuque Metro Landfill for a fee.
How do I dispose of broken window glass?
Window glass can be placed in your trash. It should be protectively wrapped or placed in puncture proof disposable container and labedled "Caution: Glass" to protect those handling trash.
What should I do with Mercury
Mercury Thermometers should be taken to the Regional Collection Center for Household Hazardous Materials located at the Dubuque Landfill. You must call 563-589-1720 for instructions and to make an appointment.