SEMCO Landfill 

Southeast Iowa Multi-County Solid Waste Agency

Serving Jefferson, Washington, & Keokuk Counties since 1975

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SEMCO Landfill is located at:
 
29997 Highway 78 West
Richland Iowa 52585 

319-456-6171

Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. 
CLOSED: Sundays, Holidays and severe weather conditions. Richland Weather

 

Rules:

All loads must be tarped. 

Please allow at least 15 minutes prior to closing time to unload.

Items we CAN NOT accept: liquid, chemicals, pathological wastes, dead animals (with exception of sheep), yard waste (towns are to have areas designated for yard waste).

SEMCO members are all the cities and unincorporated areas in Jefferson, Keokuk, and Washington Counties except the cities of Kalona and Riverside. Additionally the cities of Coppock, Wayland, & Olds in Henry County are in the SEMCO planning area.


Cost:

Tipping fee:     $50.00 per ton    $12.00 minimum

Car & Light Truck Tire $5.00 each
Car & Light Truck Tire on the rim $8.00 each
Tractor Tire $38.00 each
SEMI tire $10.00 each
SEMI tire on the rim $13.00 each
All other Tires $2.00 per pound - 20 Pound minimum
Appliances $5.00 each
Asbestos call landfill
Wood Waste (Lumber, Pallets, and Brush) $25 per ton

Wood Waste:
All Lumber, Pallets, and brush may be disposed of at SEMCO Landfill for $25 per ton. You can save $25 per ton off the tipping fee by sorting your waste and loading it separately. Eligible Materials must be free from contamination (Nails, Screws, and staples are ok) and not exceed 10 feet in length. Contaminated loads dumped on the wood waste will be charged the regular tipping fee of $50 per ton plus a $100 clean up fee. 

Wood waste will be ground into wood chips and be made available free of charge. 

You must load your own wood chips. Please call the landfill at 319-456-6171 to inquire if any chips are available before you drive out .


Metals:

All metals coming into the landfill must be able to be loaded by hand into a roll off container provided at the metal site. All bulk items should be crushed. Large loads will be charged the tonnage fee plus $165.00.

E-Waste:
Electronic waste, or "e-waste", is waste a consisting of any broken or unwanted electrical or electronic appliance. This includes computers, monitors and televisions. For pricing on items not listed, please call the landfill.

Non Console TV's with Picture tube $10 each
Console TV's $15 each
Computer Monitors with Tube (CRT)
$5 each
.Large Printers, Fax,  & Copiers (on casters) $10 each
Other E-Waste No Charge

Special Waste Generators:

SEMCO can require Special Waste Authorization from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for contaminated soils other than basic petroleum contaminates. Petroleum based soils require a copy of the contaminates from a certified testing lab to  be furnished to SEMCO landfill along with the landfill's generator report and manifest. Click here for the code requirements on Petroleum Contaminated Soils.

The landfill will review the paperwork prior to the waste coming to the landfill and notify the generator if it is acceptable or not. There will be a $200.00 handling fee for contaminated soil.

SEMCO will not accept sludges. Dirt should be fairly dry and will only be accepted when weather permits!