Cass County Landfill
65928 Jackson Road
Atlantic, IA 50022
(712) 243-1991 “currently out of order”
(712) 249-8966 “Temporary cell number”
- Brandi Mericle
- Robert Richert
- James Stokley
- Jebidiah Marshall
- Gerald Peck
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00 noon
(December, January, & February – Open 1st Saturday of the month ONLY)
2021 Holiday Closing Schedule
January 1 (Friday) – New Year’s Day
February 15 (Monday) – Presidents Day
April 2 (Friday) – Good Friday
May 31 (Monday) – Memorial Day
July 5 (Monday) – Independence Day Observed
September 6 (Monday) – Labor Day
November 25 (Thursday) – Thanksgiving
December 24 (Friday) – Christmas Eve
December 25 (Saturday) – Christmas Day
(All rates subject to change. Please contact landfill to verify disposal fees.)
WE ACCEPT CASH OR CHECKS. NO DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS.
|Solid Waste/Construction Demo||100/ton ($0.05/pound)||Minimum of $10/load (Minimum Car Load $5)
Metal is banned from being buried in the landfill, but can be recycled free of charge. Please separate metal out of the load or face a possible double charge.
|White Goods (Appliances)||$15 each||Includes, but is not limited to:
washers, dryers, microwaves, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, A/C units, furnaces, dehumidifiers, water heaters, water coolers, etc...
These items do not need to have the Freon removed, but CANNOT contain any food or garbage.
|Tires||$3.00||Small tire (wheelbarrow, lawnmower, etc.)|
|$4.00||Small tire on rim|
|$9.00||Car tire on rim|
|$15.00||Pickup tire on rim|
|$20.00||Large tire (truck, semi, etc.)|
|$25.00||Large tire on rim
|$0.15/per pound||All other sizes, mixed or large load (5 or more tires)|
|E-waste (TV’s, monitors, laptops, etc)||$10.00||19” and under|
|All other electronic components such as keyboard, cpu’s, vcr’s, fax machines, modems, printers, etc. will be accepted for recycling free of charge at this time.|
Other Items Accepted
Used Motor Oil: Should not contain any antifreeze, gasoline, diesel, or any product other than oil. The collected motor oil is generally used in oil burners to generate heat. Contaminants can cause severe damage and pose a serious safety risk. Accepted at no charge for small amounts, but quantities must be reported to scale operator.
Used Oil Filters: Must be completely drained (punch hole and let drain on a screen over bucket). Can be Recycled with scrap metal.
Used Antifreeze: Must be uncontaminated (no material other than antifreeze). Report quantity to scale operator. Free of charge for small amounts.
Automotive Batteries: Free of charge. Do not transport if leaking.
Household Batteries: Free of charge. Regular alkaline batteries can be disposed of in regular trash. Rechargeable batteries and Lithium batteries can be brought to our facility and recycled at no charge. Lithium batteries are common in phones, flashlights, light-up shoes, etc. and are known to catch fire easily or even explode. Please use caution when handling and never place in regular garbage.
Light Bulbs: Regular incandescent bulbs can be disposed of in regular trash. Fluorescent bulbs, LED’s, and CFL’s (the twisty bulbs) from households can be brought to the landfill for disposal at no charge. (There is a charge for disposal for businesses, or if there are large quantities.) There are also green buckets placed in each community for convenient disposal of CFL’s. Contact us for the location near you. These bulbs contain mercury, which even in small amounts is poisonous, so proper disposal is important.
Household Hazardous Materials
Items like paint, stain, garden chemicals, household cleaners, automotive chemicals, etc.
A program for safe disposal is in place – DO NOT place hazardous material in your regular trash.
- This program is for HOUSEHOLD hazardous material. Our permit only allows us to accept material from residents of Cass County and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (a small business that produces less than 200 pounds of hazardous material a year). Therefore we are unable to handle large amounts of farm chemicals.
- This disposal service is offered BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Only a couple members of the staff are authorized to accept this type of material, so they must be on site at the time of disposal. Also we need to know what kind of quantity to expect and what kinds of materials that will be dropped off. When you call to set up your appointment, we will do a simple screening over the phone that will help us prepare for safe handling and help advise you on safe transport.
- Once the appointment is made – disposal is FREE for residents for household waste. There will be a charge for businesses or any commercial hazardous material.
- We cannot accept ammunition, explosives, flares, etc. Please contact your local law enforcement for disposal.
- No needles or biohazardous waste accepted.
- SWAP SHOP – We have a separate area available where we will place all the paint, cleaners, stains, varnishes, etc. that are still in good condition. Then during business hours, the public can come take a look and check out up to 5 items they can use on their own projects. The materials are free, but please only take what you can use in a reasonably short time.
Yard Waste (grass clippings, limbs, leaves) is BANNED from the landfill. Contact your local city hall to get information about the location and regulations about local yard waste sites.
The following materials may be placed in the green recycling boxes in your community or brought to the recycling center during business hours.
|Plastics #1-7||Labels may be left on
Rinse inside and out
Flatten to save room in recycle bins
If there is no number (1-7) on the bottom of the item, it is not accepted
NO plastic bags or plastic wrap
Containers that have held oily products such as mayonnaise, butter, salad dressing, peanut butter, cooking oil, or motor oil are not accepted
Do not bag
|Metal||Labels may be left on cans
Rinse inside and out
Flatten if possible
Do not bag
|Cardboard||Flatten all boxes
Do not include packing material such as Styrofoam or bubble wrap
Brown paper grocery bags can be recycled with the cardboard
|Newspaper/Magazines||Must be clean and dry
Do not bundle or bag
Ads and catalogs are included
|Mixed Office Paper||Must be clean and dry
Shredded paper, copy paper, envelopes and pastel colored paper are all accepted
Do not need to remove staples
No construction paper
No binders or books
We currently do not have a separate compartment in most bins for Office Paper – please bag this material and place in the newspaper compartment so we can sort it out easily.
|Books||Hardcover books can be brought out to the Recycling Center.
Paperback books and phone books may be recycled with newspapers
|Glass||Can be brought out to the recycling center. No window glass, Pyrex, Corelle, ceramic, or light bulbs.|
Recycling Bin Locations
|Atlantic||Behind Pizza Ranch||Cardboard
|Atlantic||Atlantic Glass Company|
1713 E. 7th
|Cumberland||Behind Community Bldg||Cardboard
|Griswold||Behind Fire Station||Cardboard
|Lewis||Main St & Webster||Cardboard
|Marne||4th & Main||Newspaper/Mags
|Wiota||Behind Community Bldg||Cardboard
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I’ve got a pickup of trash to bring out – how much is that going to cost?
Can I rent a dumpster of big rolloff container from the landfill?
Are all plastics recyclable?
Why do we have to be so picky? The majority of plastics being recycled in the United States were typically sent overseas for manufacturing and packaging purposes. Now – foreign markets have closed their borders to our recycling materials so the domestic markets are flooded. Recycling facilities can now afford to be choosy about what they accept and will only deal with the purest materials. If we send anything less than the highest quality, entire loads can be rejected
If you have any questions whether something is recyclable, please call our office and ask, or send us an email. We are always happy to help.
How do I get to the landfill?
From Anita & Wiota – West on White Pole Road to 665th St. South 2 miles to Jackson Road. Turn right and continue west about ½ mile.
From Massena – West on Hwy 92 (Richland Rd) to N28(690th st.) Turn north, going through Cumberland and continue about 6 miles to Jackson Rd. Turn left and continue on Jackson 3 miles.
From Cumberland – North on N28 (690th st) 6 miles to Jackson Rd. Turn left and continue 3 miles.
From Griswold and Lewis: North on Hwy 71 to Jackson Rd. Look for green Sanitary Landfill sign. (If you make it to the WalMart corner, you’ve gone too far). Turn east on Jackson and continue on blacktop 4 miles.