The City of Muscatine Transfer Station is the facility where garbage collection, and composting are managed. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitor landfill and Transfer Station activity. The City of Muscatine abides by the guidelines and regulations set by DNR and EPA.
In December 1991, with the landfill near Stockton reaching maximum capacity and the passing of the Iowa Waste Volume Reduction and Recycling Act of 1989, the Muscatine City Council approved a recommendation to pursue the construction of a recycling center and transfer station at 1000 South Houser Street. Construction of a state-of-the-art complex began in July 1994. The official dedication ceremony was held October 28, 1995.