Great River Regional Waste Authority is a public sector agency serving the waste management needs of Lee and Henry counties.

GRRWA - Great River Regional Waste Authority

Great River Regional Waste Authority is a public sector agency serving the waste management needs of Lee and Henry counties. Operations include:

Sanitary Landfill - located across from the Rodeo Arena in Fort Madison. This is the main facility where solid waste is received daily. Administrative offices are located here as well.

Recycling Center - located at the main facility in Fort Madison. Recyclables may be dropped off 24 hours a day here. Recyclables are then sorted, baled and shipped to numerous markets throughout the United States.

Organics Recycling - is a program where wood and yard waste materials are separated and processed to produce mulches and compost.

Transfer Station & Recycling Center - located in Keokuk, is a solid waste drop-off site where waste is accepted just like the main facility, only it is loaded onto trucks daily and transported to Fort Madison for disposal in the landfill. Recyclables may be dropped off only during business hours.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center - located in Ft. Madison.  It is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM and residents can make appointments any day to drop off their material.

Solid Waste Information
As generators of solid waste, we are also responsible for its safe disposal. In the past, it was easier to maintain an attitude of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ about the trash we produced, but now, faced with increasing environmental problems, we must find better solutions to solid waste disposal than land filling.

Our goal is to provide information to recycling and other solid waste services, in order to make further strides in our waste reduction effort.

Services & Fees
The landfill in Fort Madison, and the Transfer Station in Keokuk will accept all non-hazardous solid waste for disposal from local residents and general contractors.

The rates are:
General Solid Waste: $42.50 per ton (minimum charge of $3.50) with an additional 7% sales tax
Construction/Demolition Waste: (Fort Madison landfill only) $34.00 per ton
Special Waste Material (Fort Madison landfill only) call for prices
Tree Trimmings: $24.00 per ton (minimum charge of $3.50)
Leaves, grass, and processed wood (chips): No charge (Please empty out of plastic bags, boxes, etc.)
Appliances: $15.00 per unit. This includes, microwaves, hot water heaters, washer, dryer, refrigerator, freezer, stove, de-humidifier, dishwasher, and furnaces. These appliances contain materials that cannot go into the waste steam. Removal and special handling is required by IDNR to be done by a licensed environmental recycler.

Waste Tires:
 Passenger (16” or under) Motorcycle – ATV $1.75 each
  17” Light Truck 2.75
  Dump Truck – Semi – Bus 9.50
  Front Tractor Tire – small 1.75
  Front Tractor Tire – large 2.75
  Rear Tractor Tire – small 25.00
  Rear Tractor Tire – large 50.00
  Off road (Heavy Equipment) up to 20.5 X 25 75.00
  Off road (Heavy Equipment) larger than 20.5 X 25 100.00
If tires are on the rim, the following charges will be added:
  Car and Light Truck 2.00
  Large truck 3.00
  Tractor tires 5.00

Waste Oil:
Specific locations that collect used oil for recycling - see fact sheet MOTOR OIL DISPOSAL FACT SHEET ???

2092 303rd Avenue
Fort Madison, IA 52627

Phone: 319-372-6140
Toll Free: 800-216-2370
Fax: 319-372-6222

GRRWA Transfer Station
111 Carbide Lane
Keokuk, IA 52632

Phone: 319-524-6175

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

9:00 am to noon Saturdays

*Please allow enough time
to be unloaded and out by
closing times.

GRRWA Board of Commissioners are:
Brad Randolph
Ft. Madison Representative

Rick Larkin
Lee County Representative

Mark Lindeen
Henry County Representative

Susan Dunek
Keokuk Representative

Gary Adams
Van Buren Representative


*Public commission meetings are conducted once a month at various county offices.

*Agenda and meeting time are posted approximately one week prior to meeting - contact GRRWA for a copy.


Cannon located in Croton Park Memorial 

Horses grazing in a pasture in rural Lee County

Croton, Iowa sign

Lick Creek Unit - Shimek State Forest