The South Dallas County Landfill Agency meets on the second Thursday of the month.
Location: 2000 Main St, Adel, Iowa Time: Thursday at 3:30 PM
The Agency holds its annual meeting in January of each year. Watch for a notice of the next meeting in the Dallas County News and Adel Adviser or call the landfill office.
The HHW Day in Adel is usually from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Kinnick Feller Park. The Adel Lions Club has volunteered to help with the event since it's inception in 1998. Only residential Household Hazardous Waste will be accepted. No commercial waste.
Mobile Household Hazardous Waste Collection events:
Dallas County Landfill received the 2021 Innovative Project Award from ISOSWO
(Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations) at the annual ISOSWO conference held
on October 6th. The award was
for the Soil/Waste Exhumation, Soil Reclamation, Air Space Reclamation, and
Subtitle D Compliant Cell Development of the SW Area.The
current facility is land-locked with no development potential to the north,
south, or east. Expansion to the west is
not currently an option. In October of
2018, a life estimate placed remaining life of the facility at approximately 5
years. The Landfill site was originally a
brick quarry pit. Much of the landfill has
been filled with waste and soils required for operations must be purchased and
hauled to the site at an additional cost.
Faced with these challenges, the Agency decided to investigate the SW
Area to determine the condition of the old disposal area.
SW area occupies 6.9 acres of the 68-acre site and began receiving waste during
the late 1970’s. The SW area fully
complied with the regulations at the time and was closed in 1993. Test pits discovered a final cover thickness
ranging from 4 ft. to 12 ft. of soil with considerable quantities of soil
placed between thin lifts of waste below the cap.
Agency along with Turkle-Clark Environmental Consulting evaluated the
advantages and disadvantages of excavating the SW area including the cost and
staff time for the excavation and any equipment that might need purchased. Seeing improvements to the environment and an
increase in the life of the landfill, the Agency decided to proceed with the
project. After consultation with the
Agency’s Engineer, HLW Engineering, IDNR approval was obtained to excavate the
SW area. Although solid waste exhumation
has occurred at landfills in other states, this is believed to be the first
major solid waste exhumation project in Iowa.
Staff had to experiment with various equipment to find the most
efficient approach for the stages of the excavation.
project has proven to be a positive benefit to the Agency, the City of Adel,
and the environment. The most
significant community benefit is that the landfill life estimate incorporating
the space gained by redeveloping the SW Area increases by almost 19 years. The increase provides local residents and
businesses a viable, cost-effective solid waste disposal solution.
exhumation in the SW Area is ongoing.
Waste removal has been completed in the initial portion of the
excavation area and construction of the first portion of the Subtitle D
composite-lined disposal cell utilizing a portion of the former SW Area is now