What is an RCC?

A regional collection center is a secured site or facility at which collection, sorting as to type, and packaging of hazardous materials from urban and rural households and conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs) will be accomplished prior to collection and transportation of these wastes to a final disposal site.
To prevent any type of waste from blowing onto area roadways and into ditches, we have adopted a policy that all loads delivered to the landfill shall be fully covered or secured. Covers that are shredded or tied so loosely as to allow materials to fall or blow out will be considered non-compliant. Failure to comply with this requirement shall result in a surcharge: 

  • Private individuals: $10.00 for the first time, and up to $25.00 for subsequent violations.
  • Commercial haulers: $25.00 for the first time, $50.00 for the 2nd time, and $75.00 from there on. There will be consistent enforcement.

Exception: If not mixed with other types of waste, concrete, logs, or branches without leaves do not need to be covered. However, they must be secured in such a way that they will not fall or blow out of the delivery vehicle.
This policy conforms to the STATE OF IOWA STATUTE 321.460 which states: A vehicle shall not be driven or moved on any highway, by any person, unless such vehicle is constructed or loaded or the load securely covered, as to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping, or its load covering, from dropping from the vehicle.
This policy has been adopted by the Ottumwa/Wapello County Landfill Commission, at their regular meeting on March 20, 2013, and is now in effect.
Landfill Phone Number 641-683-0644
Hours: Mon—Fri 7am—4pm & Sat. 7am—Noon