Construction & Demolition Waste Disposal - Story County C&D

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Disposal Options for C&D Waste generated in Story County

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Construction and Demolition Waste (C&D) disposal has become more complicated as time progresses. Gone are the simple days of taking garbage down to the town “dump” and leaving it laying on the ground exposed to the elements.

Garbage and C&D disposal in Iowa is an extensively regulated industry. Many types of materials are now prohibited from landfill disposal and must be recycled. While it often seems that there are too many regulations, these same regulations seek to protect the environment and the publics’ health from the garbage we make.

Considered a leading environmental protection facility for the final disposal and management of solid waste, the award-winning BCL has been acknowledged as one of the best operated landfills in the state of Iowa. Since its opening many years ago, the BCL has seen many changes. New solid waste management planning guidelines, additional and more stringent federal and state regulations, and an emphasis on diverting waste have all helped to ensure that the BCL is a sound environmental resource for the population it serves - now and in the future. 

Waste Acceptance Protocols for Construction & Demolition Waste
Originating from Story County, Iowa

Boone County has established the following acceptance protocols for construction & demolition waste originating from the Landfill’s secondary service area (Story County.) Failure to follow these protocols will result in loads being rejected until such time as the load can be brought into compliance. Rejection of loads for not following this policy does not constitute authorization to take waste out of the planning area. Rather, loads must be brought into compliance to permit disposal at the Boone County Landfill.

Failure to follow these protocols will result in termination of credit privileges for customers that have established charge accounts with the landfill.

Click here for information on building demolition requirements.

Covered Load Requirements for Story County C&D: All loads covered by this policy must be securely tarped.
- Standard pickup size load or smaller: A $25.00 uncovered load fee will be assessed.
- Any large vehicle (20 yards or more): A $100.00 uncovered load fee will be assessed.
- Large Scale Demolition Waste Projects: All loads must be covered or load/truck will be rejected for one business day.

Large-Scale Demolition Waste Acceptance:

The current Boone County Landfill Large-Scale Demolition Waste Acceptance Policy will also apply to Story County C&D. This pertains to demolition projects over 300 tons in scope. These projects must comply with this policy.

Acceptable C&D Materials:

C&D materials that will be accepted (unless otherwise prohibited by the Large-Scale Demolition Waste Acceptance Policy*):

Wood                          Drywall                    Plaster
Asphalt shingles         Metal*                     Windows
Flooring                      Carpet                     Siding
Wiring*                       Brick*                      Stone*
Concrete*                   Paper                      Insulation
Fiberglass Insulation    Mattresses             Couches

Materials that Cannot Be Mixed with Story County C&D Loads:

The following materials will NOT be accepted in Story County C&D loads delivered to the Boone County Landfill. Please contact the Ames Resource Recovery Plant for instructions on how to properly dispose of these materials:

Free liquids                                 Yard waste             Brush
Land clearing waste                   Cardboard               Paper
Food or Beverage containers     Food waste             Appliances
Tires                                           Garbage                  Car batteries
Soil                                             Empty paint cans     Empty caulk tubes
Furniture                                     Household Hazardous Waste
Paper covered with drywall mud or joint compound     

Asbestos Containing Materials (see section below)

Asbestos Containing Materials: Asbestos containing materials can be disposed of at the Boone County Landfill in accordance with the Landfill’s Asbestos Acceptance Policy.

Mobile Homes: Mobile homes will be accepted provided all non-acceptable materials are removed prior to demolition or delivery to the landfill, and are accompanied with an asbestos abatement letter. Mobile homes can be delivered via flatbed trailer (non-demolished) or in dump trucks or roll-off containers if demolished. Mobile homes towed on their own chassis will not be accepted.

Waste Origin Declaration: The declaring of any waste originating from Story County (or outside the planning area) as coming from within the landfill’s primary service area is strictly prohibited. Making a false waste origin declaration will result in Boone County pursuing all available legal options for redress. It will also result in termination of credit privileges for customers that have established charge accounts with the landfill. 

Landfill Fees for Story County C&D WasteClick Here for Fee Schedule.

Payment: The Landfill accepts cash or checks. Credit or Debit cards accepted with a fee.

Charge Accounts: A Charge Account can be applied for if you will be conducting business with us on a regular and ongoing basis. Contact the landfill to request a Credit Account Application.

Semi-Loads: While we routinely accept rear load-out semis, side-dumps can be problematic to unload if we are in a tight area. Please contact us in advance so that we can work with you to ensure that we can accommodate side dump trailers.

Rejected Loads: In the event we must reject a load for any reason, it is the hauler’s responsibility to reload any material that has already been unloaded.

Questions? Phone: 515.433.0591 Email:

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