Rural Solid Waste & Recycling Center

Rules of Operation


Requirements: You must be a Washington County Rural Resident in order to dispose of your regular household garbage and recyclables. If you reside in a City, within Washington County, you may dispose of recyclables at the center. If you do not meet any of the above requirements you cannot dispose of your garbage or recyclables at this facility. Proof of residency is required upon request. Please check with an attendant for any questions or to inquire about charges that may apply. Please have your items covered and secured to help keep our county roads and ditches clean.

We Will Not Accept


Shingles - Ashes - Chemicals - Yard Waste - Railroad Ties - Concrete - Brick - Rock - Dirt - Large Metal Objects such as; Cars - Machinery - Livestock Feeders - Fencing - etc.


Closed On The Following Holidays


New Year's Day - President's Day - Memorial Day - Independence Day - Labor Day - Veteran's Day - Thanksgiving Day & the Friday after - Christmas Day (note: there will be one additional holiday, usually the day before or after Christmas - it will be posted and advertised in the paper.

Contact Us


  1. Lynn Whaley -

    Rural Solid Waste and Recyling Center
    2170 Lexington Blvd
    Washington, IA 52353

    Phone
    (319) 653-6373

    Hours of Operation
    Monday - Friday
    7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Saturday
    7:00 AM - Noon

    Sunday
    Closed