Buena Vista County
Recycle Center

In 1989, the state of Iowa passed the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act, making it a requirement for every city and county in Iowa to establish a recycling program in order to reduce the amount of waste being landfilled. Because of this, the Buena Vista County/Harold Rowley Recycle Center was opened in 1990 to process recyclables for the residents and businesses of Buena Vista County.

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Latest News
Wednesday, Nov. 22
Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Day- Closed- We are open regular hours on Friday.

Christmas Day-Monday December 25th- Closed

New Year’s Day- Monday January 1st- Closed

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Friday, Oct. 20
Saturday Hours

The Recycle Center and Transfer Station are not open on Saturdays from November through February.

Yard Waste Area: The extended hours (evenings and Saturday) for the yard waste area ended November 15th. The YW area remains open year round during regular hours.

Thursday, Jun. 6

All loads are required to be covered or secured in such a manner that prevents littering of public roadways.  Loads arriving at the Recycle Center that are not secured or covered (tarped) will be subject to an additional fee of $10 and provided a tarp for your next visit.  Covers are not limited to tarps but can be anything that completely covers the load and is secured.  A copy of the policy is here: Covered Load Policy