Recycling, yard waste, and garbage will not be collected on Monday, May 25, in recognition of Memorial Day. Regular collection is delayed one day for the remainder of the week, with Friday collection occurring on Saturday. 


Non-Hazardous Liquids & Semi-Solid Waste

Central Iowa businesses have a local alternative for non-hazardous liquid waste disposal at our Metro Park East Landfill, located in eastern Polk County. Permitted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, we can accept non-Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) liquids and semi-solid waste.

Appointments Required

Liquids or semi-solids are only accepted during Special Waste acceptance hours and with prior approval and by appointment due to the off-loading process. Saturdays are by special appointment only.

Acceptance Criteria

Like other Special Waste, you must complete the Waste Profile Form prior to bringing liquids and semi-solid waste. Below is a list of some of the common waste streams we accept.

  • Industrial liquids 
  • Municipal waste
  • Rinse water
  • Latex paint, ink
  • Cooling fluids and cutting oils 
  • Food production waste
  • Tank bottoms and sludges
  • Drilling waste

Solidification Process & Disposal

The liquid waste is placed over a lined area and mixed with a solidifying material to convert the liquid into an acceptable solid form and is then placed in the landfill. Fly ash is used to solidifying the material.