- Yes! Take it to the Resource Recovery Plant at 110 Center Avenue and pay for disposal there.
- Hauler Services. Most haulers will pick up furniture or appliances at your home for a fee if you call ahead and make arrangements. You may also haul these items to the Resource Recovery Plant (RRP). There is a fee for this service payable at the time of disposal. Call for fees.
- Some haulers pick up glass, cardboard, milk jugs and other traditionally recycled items as well as your weekly waste; check with your hauler and ask if they provide this service, and for their schedules and fees.
The site you were using to dispose of construction and demolition debris, the Ames-Story Environmental Landfill, is now closed. With this closure, our planning area is left with one designated landfill, the Boone County Landfill, to handle all Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste from Story County. Below is a list of items acceptable at the Resource Recovery Plant, as well as at the Boone County Landfill.
ACCEPTABLE AT RESOURCE RECOVERY PLANT (RRP)
110 Center Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50010
Paper Plastic Food or Beverage Containers Tires Furniture Paper Covered with Drywall Mud or Joint Compound Garbage Cardboard Empty Paint Containers
Appliances Car Batteries Empty Caulk Tubes
Food Waste Household Hazardous Materials (Call for Appointment)
In Iowa, state law requires that any waste generated within a planning area must be disposed of in accordance with the area’s Comprehensive Plan. For our planning area (Story County), this means materials accepted by the Resource Recovery Plant will not be accepted at the Boone County Landfill. C&D waste from within a planning area cannot be landfilled outside the planning area without violating state law.
The Resource Recovery Plant accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.
ACCEPTABLE AT BOONE COUNTY LANDFILL (BCLF)
1268 – 224th Lane, Boone, IA 50036
Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 11:00 am
- All loads MUST be tarped.
- Asbestos-containing materials – call BCLF for their acceptance policy.
- Mobile Homes – call BCLF for their acceptance policy.
- If your load contains other trash, it will be rejected until it is sorted appropriately
Wood Flooring Asphalt Shingles Wiring Concrete Paper Insulation Metal Drywall Fiberglass Insulation Brick Plaster Windows Siding Stone Glass
BCLF accepts cash or checks; they do not accept credit or debit cards. A charge account can be applied for if you will be conducting business with them on a regular and ongoing basis. Contact them for an application.
You will be required to declare the origination of all loads delivered to BCLF. Making a false waste origin declaration will result in Boone County pursuing all available legal options for redress.
In the event a load is rejected, it is the hauler’s responsibility to reload any material that has already been unloaded.
The BCLF will not accept non-processed demolition waste from projects that exceed 300 tons (estimated total building weight prior to demolition). These “large-scale” demolition projects must recover and divert (at a minimum) the following from landfill disposal: brick; concrete; recoverable metals; appliances; tires; PCB-containing light ballasts; fluorescent tubes; hazardous waste; and any other material(s) banned from landfill disposal. Contact the BCLF for “large-scale” waste acceptance policy.
Garbage disposal for commercial and residential customers.
Recycling bins at RRP for container glass (any color), no charge for drop off.
Recycling of auto and truck batteries at no charge.
Waste oil recycling, 5 gallons or less no charge, $.25 per gallon after 5 gallons.
Household Hazardous Materials disposal by appointment on Wednesday afternoons, at no charge.
Appliance disposal for $20 each. Appliance may include but is not limited to stove, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, water heater, humidifier, dehumidifier, washer, dryer.
Financial assistance for the operation of the Yard Waste Site, Chamness Technology at 26107 530th Avenue, Ames 50010, phone 515-450-0450, so commercial customers and private citizens may dispose of leaves, grass, and brush. We fund five free days at the Yard Waste Site: one in the Spring for leaves and brush and four in the Fall for leaves and grass.
- We don't have one in Story County. Well, we do, but it's been closed since 1992. Garbage goes to the Resource Recovery Plant, where it is processed into ferrous metal, refuse derived fuel (RDF), and rejects. Through an agreement with the Boone County Landfill, we take our rejected material to them. Therefore, it is not necessary for us to maintain our own separate landfill.
- In Ames and Story County there are only private garbage haulers. These haulers are able to pick up garbage anywhere in the city or county; there are no assigned territories. To find a carrier, check the yellow pages or ask a neighbor for a recommendation, or look at our Licensed Area Haulers page.