Southeast Iowa Multi-County Solid Waste Agency
March 19, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ issuance of a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency, SEMCO seeks to combat the spread of the virus by taking the following immediate actions. Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, the SEMCO Landfill, 29997 Highway 78, Richland, IA will close to the general public through April 13, 2020. We are taking this step to reduce unnecessary interactions between individuals that might contribute to the spread of COVID-19. We will evaluate recommendations from county, state, and federal health experts before reopening the facility.
The Landfill will remain open to commercial waste haulers only. Additionally, the landfill we not be open at all on Saturdays.
To dispose of waste at this time, the public is advised to use curbside services where available and public drop-off sites.
The landfill may be reached at 319-456-6171.
Monday - Friday 7:30am to 3:45 pm
Saturday 7:30 am to 12:45 pm.
CLOSED: Sundays, Holidays and severe weather conditions. Please call 319-456-6171 with any questions.
Our scale deck is 30 feet long. We cannot weigh semi loads. You will have to obtain a tare and loaded weigh ticket and bring it with you to the landfill. Additionally, we may not be able to accept semi loads due to wet conditions. Please call 319-456-6171 beforehand.
Please allow at least 15 minutes prior to closing time to unload.
Items we CAN NOT accept: liquid, chemicals, pathological wastes, dead animals,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.
Tipping fee: $45.00 per ton $12.00 minimum
|Car & Light Truck Tire||$7.00 each|
|Car & Light Truck Tire on the rim||$9.00 each|
|Tractor Tire||$39.00 each|
|SEMI tire||$12.00 each|
|SEMI tire on the rim||$15.00 each|
|Asbestos||call landfill 319-456-6171|
|Wood Waste (Lumber, Pallets, and Brush) Call 319-456-6171 if you have trees or anything larger than brush||$30 per ton|
coming into the landfill must be able to be unloaded
by hand. Loads will be charged the tonnage fee.
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||$12 each|
|Console TV's||$20 each|
Monitors with Tube
|.Large Printers, Fax, & Copiers (on casters)||$15 each|
|Other E-Waste||$1 each|
All Lumber, Pallets, and brush may be disposed of at SEMCO Landfill for $30 per ton. You can save $15 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 8 feet in length. Contaminated loads dumped on the wood waste will be charged the regular tipping fee of $45 per ton plus a $200 clean up fee.
Special Waste Generators:
SEMCO may 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!