Loess Hills Regional Sanitary Landfill
Loess Hills Regional Sanitary Landfill is located in Malvern, Iowa, about 30 miles from downtown Omaha, Nebraska.
The landfill was originally owned, permitted, and operated on 40 acres of land by a small private operator to serve
Mills County in 1972. It was redesigned and permitted as a subtitle D landfill in 1998 on over 170 acres with 20m.
cu yds. of capacity, and greatly increased the daily tonnage. It has more than 14 million cubic yards of airspace remaining.
The Iowa Waste Services Association Comprehensive Plan permits us to accept solid waste for disposal from the cities of
Carson, Carter Lake, Crescent, Council Bluffs, Hancock, Macedonia, McClelland, Oakland, Treynor, Underwood, and Walnut, and
from the incorporated areas in Pottawattamie County and the cities of Emerson, Glenwood, Hastings, Henderson, Malvern,
Pacific Junction, Silver City, and the unincorporated areas in Mills County and all the cities in the unincorporated area
in Montgomery County.
We work with the State of Iowa on Special Projects such as serving as a disposal site for chickens potentially affected by
the Chicken Flu Virus. We met all the criteria set by the USDA and the State of Iowa to implement a written plan for the
disposal site and handling procedures in conjunction with both parties. As a result of our successful implementation, many
of the procedures and plans are used by the USAD in other projects related to Chicken Flu Virus.
We proactively improve our facilities and have many improvements under construction currently with more planned for the future.
Our landfill safely and responsibly disposes of waste and ensures that we follow all Iowa state regulations, procedures, and guidelines
set by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for monitoring groundwater, wells, leachate handling lagoon, and hauling of leachate
to the permitted City of Omaha plant.
We accept Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Construction & Demolition (C&D) waste from households and commercial sites.
We do not accept:
- Hazardous Waste (Characteristics of Ignitability, Corrosivity, or Reactivity)
- Free Liquid
- Paint with Free Liquid or Lead Base Paint
- Pressure Tanks
- Gas Tanks
- Animal Carcass (other than Deer carcass)
- Lead Soil (unless the Soil Analytical meets EPA standards)
- Hot Ashes
- Barrels of any kind: burn or empty
- Medical or Infectious Waste
- Oil & Oil Filters
- CRTs (refer to CBRC) from Commercial Sites (will accept for disposal from residential sites)
Contaminated Soil, Asbestos, and Special Waste can be accepted only if accompanied by an Analytical and an IWS Generator Waste Profile
Form and approval from the IWS Comp. Engineer.
The Council Bluffs Recycling Center is the nearest facility for recycling Appliances, Tires, Paint, TVs, Monitors, Computers, and
Household Hazardous Waste. Call the Recycling Center for a clarification of what products are considered and taken as household
Council Bluffs Recycling Center
4441 Gifford Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: (712) 328-4985
Permit # 65-SDP-01-72P
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Open on Saturday 7:00 AM until 11:45 AM (April thru November)
Closed on Saturday During Winter Months (December thru March)
Please note: We are open one Saturday per month during Winter Months.
Please call the Loess Hills site office at 712-624-8039 for the Saturday schedule
for the month you would like to visit the site.
Closed on Sunday and Major Holidays
59722 290th St, Malvern, Iowa 51551
Phone: (712) 624-8039
Fax: (712) 624-9188