Special Waste Authorization Program

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Disposal Options for Industrial and Non-MSW Wastes

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Special waste refers to wastes that are: 1) either not included in the definition of municipal solid waste (MSW) but have characteristics that make it compatible to be landfilled with MSW if certain waste specific conditions are met, or; 2) meet the definition of MSW but require special handling during disposal.

There are three types of Special Wastes accepted at the Boone County Landfill:

1) State Authorized Special Waste: This type of waste requires that a generator submit a completed Iowa Department of Natural Resources Special Waste Authorization Request Form (documents – IDNR Special Waste Authorization Application revised 10-08) to the Landfill. Staff will review the request and determine if the waste can be accepted at the Landfill, if the waste needs to be referred to another facility, or if the waste is ineligible for MSW landfill disposal. If staff determine that the waste can be accepted, the form will be forwarded to the IDNR for review and approval. Once approved, the generator will be notified by the IDNR to contact the landfill for disposal instructions.

These types of waste include: grit and bar screenings from pollution control facilities, incinerator ashes from research facilities, sandblasting waste, and other types of waste that require IDNR authorization. 

Click here for the Special Waste Authorization Form.

3) Landfill designated Special Waste: These types of waste may also require a Special Waste Authorization Request Form (documents – IDNR Special Waste Authorization Application revised 10-08) to assist in staff review. However, if staff determine the waste does not require state authorization, a landfill special waste authorization will be issued detailing delivery and acceptance protocols. These types of wastes include loads that may be dusty, contain spoiled food, are bulky, or have other characteristics which require special handling.

Click here for the Special Waste Authorization Form.

2) Asbestos Containing Material: The Landfill accepts asbestos containing material under strict acceptance protocols. Click here to be directed to the Asbestos page.

With the exception of Asbestos and similar materials, special wastes disposed of at the Boone County Landfill are charged at the applicable rate for municipal solid waste. Click here for a listing of landfill fees.

Questions? Phone: 515.433.0591 Email: info@boonelandfill.org

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