SEMCO Landfill 

Southeast Iowa Multi-County Solid Waste Agency

Serving Jefferson, Washington, & Keokuk Counties since 1975


The landfill is open to all citizens of our planning area. (All residents of Jefferson, Keokuk, and Washington counties; not including the incorporated areas of Riverside or Kalona; and including the incorporated communities or Wayland, Coppock, and Olds).

We are open regular hours Mondays through Saturdays. 

The landfill may be reached at 319-456-6171.

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


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
Appliances $5.00 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


All metals 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
Computer Monitors with Tube (CRT)
$12 each
.Large Printers, Fax,  & Copiers (on casters) $15 each
Other E-Waste $1 each

Wood Waste:

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!