South Central Iowa Landfill Agency (SCILA) is a governmental, non-profit (28E) agency. All operational revenue is derived by our user fees – no tax money is received to support the landfill. We work hard to ensure that approximately 46,000 central Iowa residents have waste disposal options that are environmentally sound.


2490 State Hwy 92, Winterset, IA 50273


Monday to Friday8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Saturdays8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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SCILA is committed to developing the plans and programs that will allow our area to achieve the State of Iowa’s 25% and 50% waste reduction and recycling goals.

About Us

Our member communities include Warren County rural and all cities in Warren County except Norwalk, Carlisle and Hartford; rural Madison County and all cities in Madison County except Macksburg; the Dallas County cities of Dallas Center, DeSoto, Dexter and Van Meter; and Osceola.At SCILA, our goal is waste reduction. To decrease solid waste at the landfill recycling and reusing are important. Most important though, is reducing solid waste disposal by making conscious consumer choices and developing habits in your home and business that result in reduced waste.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Who Can Use the SCILA Landfill?

Residents and businesses residing within member communities may bring items to the SCILA landfill for disposal. Disposal fees apply to all items. If you are not a resident of a member community, try contacting your waste hauler or your local city hall for information on waste disposal options/locations for your community.

Where is the Landfill Located?

SCILA is located at 2490 Hwy. 92 in Winterset, IA – on the far east side of Winterset just before you come into town. Click the address in our site footer to go to a Google Map to the SCILA location. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, please call our office at 515-462-3083 for directions.

When is the landfill open?

SCILA’s operation hours are stipulated our permit issued by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before closing time to ensure that you are unloaded before the facility closes.

What does it cost take items to the landfill?

Fees for waste disposal are based either on weight or on a per-item basis, depending the item(s). The current weight fee is $37.00/ton (minimum charge of $15). Per item fees apply to appliances, tires, brush, etc. and these fees are available on our “Accepted Items” section of this web site.

How does SCILA know the weight of my load?

All trucks, trailers and pickups are weighed full as they enter the site. Once unloaded, the vehicle is weighed again empty to determine the weight of waste. The net weight is taken times the tonnage fee of $37.00/ton ($15 minimum) to determine the cost for the load. To reduce the weight of a load, be sure that items in the load are empty. Also keep in mind that rain water will affect the weight of the load and therefore the cost of disposal. Either keep the load covered during rain or let it dry out before bringing it to the landfill

Where can I take my household hazardous waste?

SCILA accepts household hazardous waste on-site from residents of our member communities at no cost. An appointment is required. Appointments for hazardous waste drop off are available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For a list of accepted hazardous items, please see the “Hazardous Waste” section of this web site. Many of our member communities provide an annual drop off site within their community where the SCILA mobile hazardous waste unit collects items. Residents may check with their local city administrative office for information on a local annual drop off site.

Why doesn’t the landfill take my paint cans?

Only oil based and lead-based paints are hazardous and accepted at the landfill. Latex paint cans may be placed in your normal trash pickup once they’ve been dried out. To dry, open the lid and leave the can outside (out of rain) and let dry out. You can pour cat litter in with the paint to make it dry faster. Once dry, place with your normal trash for pickup.

When are you closed Saturdays for the winter?

We are closed on Saturday after the first Saturday in January until the third Saturday in March.

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