Palo Alto County Landfill

Find Palo Alto County Iowa landfills and dumps. Landfills provide information on dump stations, transfer stations, waste management, trash disposal, hazardous waste, and sanitation.


Graettinger Landfill 3032 420th Avenue Graettinger IA 51342 712-859-3185


About Palo Alto County Landfills

Landfills in Palo Alto County, IA are solid waste disposal facilities that bury trash underneath layers of soil. The United States Environmental Protection Agency and Iowa Environmental Agencies regulate and license Palo Alto County garbage dumps, sanitary landfills, and dump sites. The design, operation, and allowable waste are dictated by Iowa law.

You may contact Landfills for questions about:
  • Palo Alto County resident access to waste disposal facilities
  • Household trash and yard waste disposal
  • Construction and demolition dump sites
  • Commercial and industrial waste dumps
  • Palo Alto County hazardous waste landfills
Palo Alto County Solid Waste Landfills

Solid Waste Landfills in Palo Alto County commonly receive household garbage, yard waste and commercial waste that is non-hazardous. Due to concerns for groundwater contamination, dangerous landfill gas accumulation, and other detrimental environmental effects, these facilities are closely regulated by the Iowa state government.

Modern Landfills

Modern Solid Waste Landfills in Palo Alto County are designed to protect against ground and groundwater contaminations, while older facilities may be required to implement special leachate collection systems to pump out contaminates. Landfill gas accumulation systems and methane gas burn off systems are implemented as features to reduce environmental impact and ensure public safety.

Palo Alto County Construction & Demolition Dumps

Specialized dumps in Palo Alto County are assigned to accept construction and demolition waste and are usually separate dump sites than municipal facilities.

Ash Landfills & Disposal Facilities

Ash Landfills in Palo Alto County accept the ash that is created as the byproduct of incinerated solid waste. Solid waste incineration is a popular energy production method that serves to produce electricity as well as helping to reduce the visible footprint of solid waste disposal. Palo Alto County ash landfills are generally more lenient about what kinds of waste are permitted for dumping, than other waste disposal facilities.

Palo Alto County Hazardous Waste Landfills

Palo Alto County Hazardous Waste dumps and disposal facilities accept non-liquid hazardous wastes such as Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and PCB-contaminated materials. Hazardous waste landfills are closely watched for environmental impact and are mandated by Iowa law to implement various protection measures including leachate collection systems, leak detection monitoring, and wind dispersal controls.