Keeping It Clean and Green
DMASWA supports efforts to assist with keeping Dubuque County Clean & Green and decrease litter and illegal dumping. Some special opportunities are available for volunteer groups and individuals who would like to get involved in these efforts.
Cleanup Supplies Available
DMASWA offers the use of safety vests, litters grabbers, gloves and collection bags to those individuals and/or groups who are interested in cleaning up problem areas in their neighborhoods. Materials can be checked out from the Solid Waste Education Office free of charge. This is a cooperative effort between DMASWA, Dubuque County Secondary Roads Department, Dubuque County Board of Supervisors, and the City of Dubuque. DMASWA will provide the materials and free disposal fees and the Secondary Roads Department and the City of Dubuque Public Works Department will pick up the collected materials and deliver them to the landfill. Arrangements must be made ahead of time for pick up of materials following a cleanup. An information form and liability waiver needs to be signed by all parties participating in the cleanup. For more information and to schedule materials for a cleanup program, contact the Solid Waste Education Coordinator by email or by calling 563-588-7933.
Dubuque County Adopt a Roadway Program
If your group is interested in adopting a Dubuque County roadway, contact the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors at 563.589.4441 or download the application, complete and return to Dubuque County Board of Supervisors, Dubuque County Courthouse, 4th Floor, 720 Central Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001.
Special Event Recycling Units
Special Event Recycling units are available for loan for use at your special event. These are provided by the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency. For more information, visit the Special Event Recycling units web page.
Keep Dubuque County Clean & Green
Keep Dubuque County Clean & Green, formed in 2007, partners with individuals, groups, businesses and local governments to maintain and enhance the beauty of Dubuque County, Iowa. The group is an affiliate of Keep Iowa Beautiful. At the heart of KDCCG are citizens working for a more beautiful, litter-free community. KDCCG's efforts focus on illegal dumping, litter prevention, and community beautification.
Keep Dubuque County Clean & Green is supported by the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency through staff time and some financial assistance. Other agencies providing support and volunteers include Dubuque County Conservation Board, IDNR Mines of Spain, City of Dubuque Public Works Dept., City of Dubuque Police Dept., Dubuque Sierra Club, Dubuque Audubon Society, Washington Neighborhood Association, Broadway Extended Neighborhood Association, West 11th Neighborhood Association, Historic Bluffs Neighborhood Association, National Mississippi River Museum, and Broadway Neighborhood Association. Your group could be listed here also!
To learn more about Keep Dubuque County Clean & Green, visit the website at http://www.dubuque-cleanandgreen.org or contact the DMASWA Education Office at 563-588-7933.