The Dubuque Metropolitan Landfill is located on Highway 20 approximately 2.5 miles west of the Northwest Arterial intersection.
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Saturday
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Street Address: 14501 Highway 20 West, Dubuque, IA 52002
Phone: (563)557-8220 Fax (563) 690-6667
Mailing Address: 925 Kerper Court, Dubuque, IA 52001
Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Independence Day (July 4th), Thanksgiving Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day
Public Drop Off Area
A small loads drop off area is provided for residents bringing out trash in a car, truck or SUV without a trailer. This is a clean, paved, convenient location to allow passenger vehicles to unload without entering the active fill areas. Customers should weigh in on the scale, proceed to the small load drop off area, unload their solid waste and return to the scale to weigh out and pay.
Important! Children and pets must remain in the vehicle at all times. No scavenging is allowed in the landfill or recycling drop-off area.
Appliances: Appliances are accepted for a fee. All refrigerators, freezers, and microwaves must be empty and clean.
Electronics: All electronics will be recycled and fees will be charged for some items.
Asbestos: Asbestos may be disposed of at the landfill. Asbestos is only taken after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Call ahead for an appointment and disposal instructions.
Tires: Tires are accepted for a fee and should be off the rim.
Compost: Residential yard waste (grass, leaves, garden trimmings, and brush) can be disposed of for a fee. Compost is also available for purchase on a seasonal basis. Call 563-557-8220 for more information.
Materials Currently Banned From Being Buried in Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency's Landfill By Federal, State or Local Rules
For proper handling and disposal instructions, call the Solid Waste Agency at 565-557-8220 or the Solid Waste Education Office at 563-588-7933.
- All Electronics
- Hazardous Materials
- All Free Liquids
- Motor Oil
- Automobile Lead Acid Batteries
- Infectious Waste
- Radioactive Waste
- Tires (Cannot be landfilled but accepted for recycling for a fee)
- Appliances (Cannot be landfilled but accepted for recycling for a fee)
- Yard Waste/ Woody Waste/ Vegetation (Cannot be landfilled but accepted for recycling for a fee)
- Fluorescent Bulbs/ Ballasts (Banned from businesses only)
- Oil Filters (Banned from businesses only)
For complete IDNR Waste Sort Results, contact:
Mr. John Foster, Agency Administrator
925 Kerper Court
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Ph. (563) 589-4250
Fax (563) 589-4252
For more information or questions about Landfill services, please call 563-557-8220.
New Landfill Cell Construction Time Lapse Summer - Fall 2012
From July to November, 2012, construction of the new cell expanded the life of the landfill by 35 – 40 years. The ten acre cell is now the active fill area at the landfill and incorporates many water quality protection practices.
Call 563-588-7933 to obtain copies or click to download PDF documents.