Solid Waste / Landfill Overview

Solid Waste: $50.00/ton, $8.00 minimum 
Appliances: $15.00 each
Tires: $0.12 per pound (minimum $3.00)
Recyclables: No Charge

Beginning January 1, 2018

TV monitors and/or computer monitors is $15.00 per item.
Old console TV's will be $25.00 per item.
Projection TV's will be $40.00 per item.
Commercial copy machines will be $20.00 per item.

Printers, fax machines, stereo equipment, VCR's, hard drives, copiers, keyboards, mouse and cables are free.

All electronic waste will be separated and declared at the scale house upon weighing in.

Cash or Checks only

Material Not Accepted:
Hazardous Waste
Toxic Waste
Liquid Wastes
Dead Animals
Latex Paint 

• All recyclable items may be placed in the yellow recycling bin.
• Plastics, glass jars, aluminum and tin cans may be mixed.
• Wearable clothing and paper may be placed on top of the bin.
• Corrugated cardboard should be broken down and placed alongside the bin.

Recycling Guidelines

Branches no more than 8 inches in diameter


Solid Waste / Landfill's Office staff includes:

Brandon Burmeister, P.E. - Manager

Ann Wolken - Office Manager 

Gary Murray - Operator

Chuck Wolken - Assistant Operator

Vivian Arnold & Bonnie Ickes - Scale Operators (Part-Time)

Solid Waste Agency Board:

5 members - 2-year staggered term - appointed by Supervisors

Darin Haake (12-31-2019)

Gene Gettys (03-01-2020)

Rick Ohlinger (03-01-2019)

Barry Deuel, Chairman (03-01-2020)

Kenneth Blackwell (03-01-2020)

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Solid Waste / Landfill

Contact Information

Brandon Burmeister
Shelby County Manager

1411 Industrial Parkway
Harlan, Iowa 51537
Phone: 712.755.5954
Fax: 712.755.2519
Email: bburmeister@shco.org

1129 1200th St
Harlan, IA 51537
Phone: 712.755.5010
Mon. - Fri. 8am - 4pm  
Sat.  - 8am-Noon

All trash must be unloaded and paid for by closing time.

Shelby County Courthouse

612 Court Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537
Monday - Friday
8 am - 4:30 pm