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Old 03-09-2010, 01:11 AM
 
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Hi All,
Was trying to locate the Dubuque Metro Landfill and/or any landfills in the Dubuque area.

The Metro Landfill is listed at:

Street Address: 14501 Highway 20 West, Dubuque, IA 52002

But Google maps shows a golf course and country club there?

Has the landfill been closed and built on?
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure it's still there. It's just a mile or two west of town on highway 20 theres a sign, you just turn right.

Out of curiosity I googled "dubuque landfill" and there was a google maps thing that I clicked on, but for some strange reason it takes you to overpass at highway 20 (dodge st) and grandview. From there if you follow highway 20 west till you're slightly out of town the road will turn southwest and shortly you'll come across a large landfill-looking area.

or google these coordinates: 42.462209,-90.774561
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure it's still there. It's just a mile or two west of town on highway 20 theres a sign, you just turn right.

Out of curiosity I googled "dubuque landfill" and there was a google maps thing that I clicked on, but for some strange reason it takes you to overpass at highway 20 (dodge st) and grandview. From there if you follow highway 20 west till you're slightly out of town the road will turn southwest and shortly you'll come across a large landfill-looking area.

or google these coordinates: 42.462209,-90.774561

Yes, that was the strange result I was getting. Closest thing I could find that looked like a fill in Google Maps was some sort of excavation near the Wal-Mart SuperCenter.

Ah well, guess GIS isn't perfect yet either, LOL!

How did you get those coordinates?
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Dubuque, IA
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JMadison - yes the landfill is still there. Thunder Hills Golf and Country Club is located about 8 miles west of that area, so that is probably what the GIS is picking up. here is a link to the city's website with information on the landfill Dubuque, IA - Official Website - Landfill Also the city offers curbside recycling and has a recycling center at 1755 Radford Rd, in Dubuque.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:02 PM
 
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well to get those coordinates I first found the landfill and then started clicking a bunch of times and somehow it put the red thing there with the coordinates lol! I don't remember how, but anyway that is the landfill even though it doesn't say anything on the map. I've personally driven there several times to throw away large items. If you zoom in enough you can see the little weigh station since it has a car on it and theres a little hut next to it.
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