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
Friday, Jul. 8
CB Household Hazardous Waste Agency Meeting Agenda 7.20.16
Thursday, Jun. 16
Update on Hours

New Hours:
Monday – 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday – 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday – 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday – 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday – 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday – 2nd Saturday of the Month (March – November) 8:00 am – Noon
4th Saturday of the Month (May – October) 8:00 am – Noon
Sunday – Closed

The yard waste area is open during normal hours. Extended hours for yard waste are from April 1 – October 31st (weather depending)
Monday and Wednesday evening from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Yard waste area will be closed on holidays.

We observe the following holidays. If the holiday falls on Saturday we will be closed on the Friday before and if it falls on Sunday we will be closed the Monday after.

New Year’s day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve

Monday, Feb. 22
2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

April 27th- Storm Lake, Lakeside, Truesdale

May 11th- Sioux Rapids, Rembrandt

June 8th- Alta

September 14th- BV County

September 21st- Newell

Appointments are required!  Call us at 712.732.7171 or click on the contact us form to request an appointment- please include which event you plan to attend.

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