The Ottawa County Solid Waste Department is in charge of operation of the County Landfill. The Landfill is located in Section 12 of Henry Township. Driving directions are as follows: from Minneapolis - one mile north on 120th Rd, turn west on Mulberry Road to 50th Road (7 miles), south two miles to Kiowa Rd, and east one-half mile. From Hwy K18 travel to 40th Road, turn north to Kiowa Rd (7 miles), and one-half mile each of Kiowa Road.
Landfill hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon and from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM; Saturday hours are from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Observed Holidays for the Landfill are published in the Minneapolis Messenger. The Landfill phone number is 392-3158 and the Solid Waste Office phone number is 392-3016.
Items for the Landfill should be sorted. Household trash should be bagged and put in trash bins located inside the entrance. There is a place for metal and a place for wood. Save time and have things sorted before you arrive. Transporting waste that is not bagged must be covered or tied down to prevent loss of material along roads.
Hazardous waste products will not be accepted at the Landfill. They should be taken to the Hazardous Waste facility in Salina. The Hazardous Waste facility may be contacted at (785) 826-6638.
Tires are accepted with charges as follows: $3.00 for car tires up to 15"- $4.00 on the rim; $6.00 for tires from 16.0" to 20.0"- $8.50 on the rim; $15.00 for any tire 21" to 38"-$25.00 on the rim; Any tire 39" and over $40.00-$60.00 on the rim.
There are scales at the landfill. Construction/demolition material and household furniture will be charged $35.50 per ton with a minimum charge of $10.00.