In order to control current and future economic and environmental liability, the mission of the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency is to provide environmentally sound, financially stable, fiscally responsible, community recognized, solid waste management services that include appropriate waste reduction, resource conservation, and disposal activities.
Disposable Bag Reduction
According to the EPA, between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year.. These bags are used for an average of 12 minutes, but they remain in our landfills, oceans, parks and beaches for thousands of years. Both plastic and paper disposable bags are costly, environmentally damaging, and completely unnecessary.
Earth Day Insert now available!
Do You Need More Room For New Electronics?
Do you have old electronics, holiday lights, vacuum cleaners and small appliances that you no longer use? Electronics are defined as anything containing a circuit board and/or cathode ray tube (CRT or “picture tube”). These items can be recycled through the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency’s Electronics Recycling collection located at 14501 Highway 20 West. Electronics can be dropped off anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No appointment is needed.
County Board of Supervisors Encourages Community Pride
The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors is encouraging local individuals, businesses, and groups to “Adopt a Roadway.” The Dubuque County Adopt a Roadway program gives the adopting individuals or groups’ opportunities to improve the appearance of our roadsides throughout the county.
Emerald Ash Borer Information
Learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer
TakeAway – Iowa’s Medication Disposal Program
TakeAway™ is a statewide prescription drug disposal program that allows consumers to safely dispose of unused or expired medications through the convenience of drop-off boxes at their community pharmacies.
Propane Tank Recycling
Camping Season is Here - What to do with my empty propane tanks?