County Landfill

The Daviess County Solid Waste District, manages the Daviess County Landfill.

Before You Visit

Call before you come during severe weather or Consult the Landfill Facebook Page or the radio.


We accept Daviess County-generated waste only. Anyone bringing in out-of-county trash is subject to a fine as stated in Ordinance 3-88.

Daviess County Landfill accepts cash, checks, and pre-approved credit accounts only. We do not accept debit or credit cards of any kind.

All wastes, trash, and demolition debris, have the same tipping fee, which is $25.60 per ton. All patrons wishing to dispose of waste will weigh in and out on a State certified scale. The minimum to cross the scale is $10.00.


We do have a " Waste Tire Container". The law prohibits waste tires from entering the landfill, so for convenience, a container is available for the residents (businesses excluded) of Daviess County.

We will accept tires as follows:

  • Auto and Light Truck Tire-Off Rim - $5
  • Auto and Light Truck Tire-On Rim - $8
  • Semi Tires-Off Rim - $15
  • Semi Tires-On Rim - $20
  • Front End Skid Steer/Backhoe/Bobcat Tire-Off Rim - $15
  • Front End Skid Steer/Backhoe/Bobcat Tire-On Rim - $20
  • Ag Tires 24-28-Off Rim - $45
  • Ag Tires 24-28-On Rim - $55
  • Ag Tires 28.5 and Up-Off Rim - $65
  • Ag Tires 28.5 and Up-On Rim - $90
  • Semi Super Single - $20
  • Aero/Motorcycle/Mower - $5

Trash Bag Disposal

We still have a trash bag disposal system in place. Trash bags are limited to 33-gallon size or smaller. Tags may be purchased at the Scalehouse for $2 a tag and be placed on the bag at the time of disposal. Tags may not be purchased in advance.

Unaccepted Items

Items the landfill will not accept by Law include:

  • Yard Waste (This includes grass clippings, shrubs, and trees)
  • Free Liquids (Such as paint, oil, pesticides, etc.)
  • Car and Truck Batteries
  • Car and Truck Bodies
  • Dead Animals


There are still several recycling containers available for the public to place recyclables. Containers are clearly marked as follows:

  • Plastic (1 and 2 plastic)
  • Aluminum Beverage cans only
  • Steel Food cans only
  • Newspapers only
  • Cardboard (Corrugated only)

Please rinse containers well. Caps and lids are a different grade of plastic and should be removed and discarded before recycling. We cannot accept oil, paint, anti-freeze, weed killer, pest control or other chemical plastics in any of the recycling containers.

We also recycle paperback books, text books, and magazines. They should be clean and dry, preferably boxed, and delivered inside the Scalehouse.

Other Guidelines

Anyone bringing in a refrigerated unit, working or not (air conditioner, refrigerator, freezer, etc.) must provide an Intact Certificate (PDF) stating that the Freon and compressor have been properly removed from the unit. The Freon Intact Certificate is included for your convenience or can be obtained from the business that provided the service for you. This form will list the unit(s) in question by name and serial number and is to be signed by a certified dealer along with their certification number.

All incinerated waste must be completely extinguished before disposal.