If you are a Johnson County resident or business, you must use the Iowa City Landfill. Visit their website here.


Employment Opportunities

Landfill Director Position Open

We are seeking qualified applicants for the Landfill Director position. The Landfill Director is responsible for efficient and compliant operation of the landfill site, management of employees, and coordination with the landfill's commission.


Qualified applicants must meet the following requirements:


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of the solid waste industry as well as current applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations for landfill site environmental compliance activities.
  • Graduation from high school or GED is required.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations and report within sixty (60) minutes to the landfill site.
  • Must be able to begin Solid Waste Operator certification issued by the State of Iowa within ninety (90) days, and complete within one (1) year.
  • Must be able to begin Wastewater Operator Certification classes within ninety (90) days, and complete certification issued by the State of Iowa within one (1) year.


A full job description is available here.

Application Instructions

Potential applicants must submit an employment application and cover letter by noon on Friday, March 1, 2024. A link to the employment application is below. Applications should be submitted to Ethan Morford at ethanmorford@gmail.com. For more information or questions about submitting an application, contact Ethan at 319-559-0031.


Employment Application is available here.