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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Hauled Waste Treatment Services

Liquid waste transport trucks unloading hauled waste at the WRF digesters.

The Des Moines Metropolitan WRF treats over 20,000 loads of hauled waste annually from 2,500 industrial, commercial, and private waste generators across a 4-state region.

With its convenient location in central Iowa and capacity to treat many types of non-hazardous waste using advanced wastewater treatment technologies, the WRF is the preferred disposal facility for hauled waste in Iowa and the surrounding region. The WRF is accessible to authorized waste haulers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and operates a computerized scale system for easy and efficient disposal transactions.  The WRF offers reasonable disposal fees for septage, approved car wash pits, and commercial FOG waste as listed below. Special rates may be calculated for certain types of industrial waste. 

2020 Hauled Waste Disposal Rates (effective March 1, 2020):

In Service Area Rate:           $0.01776/lb.  ($0.1481/gallon)
Out of Service Area Rate:    $0.02664/lb.  ($0.2222/gallon)
Fat, Oil, and Grease Rate:   $0.00209/lb.  ($0.0174/gallon)

All wastes must be pre-approved for disposal at the WRF and must be brought in by an authorized waste hauler. For wasteload acceptance or questions pertaining to the WRA’s hauled waste program, please contact Paul Ebert at (515) 323-8133 or  More information is available on the main Hauled Waste web page by clicking on the photo above. 

Location:   3000 Vandalia Road, Des Moines, IA  50317
(1 mile south of the State Fairgrounds down SE 30th St, or 3 miles west of Hwy 65 via the Vandalia Rd exit.)

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