Yard Waste and Composting Program.

Composting food scraps and yard waste reduces methane production and conserves natural resources. The best management option is back yard composting. Iowa State University has great resources to get you started and answer any questions you may have. For more information, go to https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/Composting-Yard-Waste .

 If this is not an option for you, the DMASWA Compost Facility is located at the Dubuque Metro Landfill on Highway 20 approximately 2.5 miles west of the Northwest Arterial intersection. For more information, call 563-557-8220 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The City of Dubuque and most of the communities in the DMASWA service area have programs for yard waste management. Check out your community's listing for specifics about each program.

Additional Resources

Are you interested in more information regarding yardwaste/composting?  Please download any of the below documents for additional information.  

For more additional information please check out the following websites below by clicking on their link.

Community Garbage Guide

EPA - Composting at Home


All loads to the Agency’s facility must be covered and secure.

No compost is available for sale at this time due to decreased feedstock and internal needs. The compost that is currently being generated will be used on site for storm water improvements, erosion control, and amending soil for vegetative growth. If interested in purchasing compost, check with local landscapers or lawn and garden stores.


Yard waste is collected at the Agency facility located at 14501 Highway 20 West. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Questions about yard waste and composting.