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Serving the Residents of Benton County, Iowa
The Benton County Solid Waste Disposal Commission

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Benton County Solid Waste Disposal Commission

In 2013, residents from across Benton County met to discuss the future of the County’s Landfill, knowing that the facility would reach its maximum capacity by 2015. The talks led to the formation of an “ad-hoc” committee of elected officials, along with city and rural representatives. The new committee was charged with the task of directing the future of solid waste management in Benton County. After many meetings, agreement was reached on re-creating the Benton County Solid Waste Disposal Commission, which had been established in the 70’s to construct and manage the County’s first landfill; later, the BCSWDC turned control of the landfill over to the Benton County Supervisors. In 2014, the original 28E Agreement between the Cities and the County was revised, along with the initial By-Laws; with that, the new Benton County Solid Waste Disposal Commission was formally re-established. The new Commission decided to stay with a landfill operation, and at the original location; this necessitated the construction of a new waste cell. To design and manage the construction of a new cell, the commission hired the firm of Barker/Lemar Engineering. On April 21, 2015, J B Holland was awarded a contract to build a new cell. Construction began on July 27th, and was completed on October 20. A proposal from Schrader Construction was accepted by the Commission on February 18, 2016, to rework the ground-water drainage system of the landfill, tying the original Cells drain pipes to the new Cell’s drainage system. The work was completed in March, bringing an end to the construction of the new cell. In early August of 2016, work started on a new maintenance building, capable of housing and maintaining the Landfill’s equipment, it was finished in late October; and a new scale house was completed in September of 2018. By the end of 2022, design work on a new Cell will be completed, and a contract will be let in the Spring of 2023, with completion scheduled for the Fall.
New Maintenance Building - October 2016 New Cell in Operation - July of 2016

New Cell in Operation - July 2016

New Scale House is Open for Business - Sept. 9, 2018

Scale House Completed - Sept. 2018

Operational Facilities - October of 2019

Operational Facilities - Oct. 2019

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BC Landfill
The Benton County Solid Waste Disposal Commission

About

Benton County Solid Waste Disposal Commission

In 2013, residents from across Benton County met to discuss the future of the County’s Landfill, knowing that the facility would reach its maximum capacity by 2015. The talks led to the formation of an “ad-hoc” committee of elected officials, along with city and rural representatives. The new committee was charged with the task of directing the future of solid waste management in Benton County. After many meetings, agreement was reached on re-creating the Benton County Solid Waste Disposal Commission, which had been established in the 70’s to construct and manage the County’s first landfill; later, the BCSWDC turned control of the landfill over to the Benton County Supervisors. In 2014, the original 28E Agreement between the Cities and the County was revised, along with the initial By-Laws; with that, the new Benton County Solid Waste Disposal Commission was formally re-established. The new Commission decided to stay with a landfill operation, and at the original location; this necessitated the construction of a new waste cell. To design and manage the construction of a new cell, the commission hired the firm of Barker/Lemar Engineering. On April 21, 2015, J B Holland was awarded a contract to build a new cell. Construction began on July 27th, and was completed on October 20. A proposal from Schrader Construction was accepted by the Commission on February 18, 2016, to rework the ground-water drainage system of the landfill, tying the original Cells drain pipes to the new Cell’s drainage system. The work was completed in March, bringing an end to the construction of the new cell. In early August of 2016, work started on a new maintenance building, capable of housing and maintaining the Landfill’s equipment, it was finished in late October; and a new scale house was completed in September of 2018. By the end of 2022, design work on a new Cell will be completed, and a contract will be let in the Spring of 2023, with completion scheduled for the Fall.