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
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Saturday Hours Begin March 11th

The Recycle Center and Transfer Station begin Saturday hours on March 11th.  We are open the second and fourth Saturday of each month through October from 8 am to Noon.  You must be unloaded and scaled out by noon. The yard waste area will be open during these hours.

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Hazardous Waste Collection Events 2017
  • April 26th-Storm Lake, Truesdale, Lakeside
  • May 10-Sioux Rapids, Rembrandt, Linn Grove, Marathon, Albert City
  • June 14- Alta
  • September 13- BV County
  • September 20- Newell
  • Residents can schedule an appointment at any of the events.
Wednesday, Jan. 4
CB Household Hazardous Waste Agency

of meeting on January 11, 2016.  You can access the agenda here-cb-household-hazardous-waste-agency-1-11-17 minutes are available here:CB Household Hazardous Waste Agency 1.11.17 minutes revised

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