Organics/Yard Waste

Backyard Composting

The best management option is backyard composting and Iowa State University has great resources to get you started and answer any questions you may have. For more information, visit the Iowa State University website.

Curbside Collection

We understand, however, that backyard composting of organic materials doesn't work for everyone. Most Dubuque county communities offer curbside collection options for organic materials. Check with your community for more information. 

DMASWA Compost Facility

If neither of these options work for you, the DMASWA Compost Facility is located at the Dubuque Metro Landfill at 101 Airborne Road near the industrial park. Compostable organics and food scraps can be delivered between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Saturday, for a fee (inbound material must cross the scale, the bunker before the scale is not for raw materials). Current Fees