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Solid Waste & Landfill


  • 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 are $15.00 per item.
  • Old console TVs will be $25.00 per item.
  • Projection TVs will be $40.00 per item.
  • Commercial copy machines will be $20.00 per item.
  • Printers, fax machines, stereo equipment, VCRs, hard drives, copiers, keyboards, mouse and cables are free.
  • All electronic waste will be separated and declared at the scale house upon weighing in.

Accepted Forms of Payment:

  • Cash or Checks Only

Material Not Accepted:

  • Hazardous Waste
  • Toxic Waste
  • Liquid Wastes
  • Dead Animals
  • Latex Paint

Recycling Guidelines:

  • 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.
  • Branches no more than 8 inches in diameter.



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


Darin Haake



Gene Gettys, Chairman



Rick Ohlinger






Kenneth Blackwell



Solid Waste & Landfill's office staff includes:

Brandon Burmeister - Manager

Ann Wolken - Office Manager

Gary Murray - Operator

Chuck Wolken - Assistant Operator

Vivian Arnold - Scale Operator

Bonnie Ickes - Scale Operator

Contact Information

Shelby County Courthouse
612 Court Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537