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Loras College Reduction Effort at Loras College

Construction of Cell 9, Phase 3

Residential Preparation for Household Hazardous Wastes Disposal

Commercial Preparation for Household Hazardous Wastes disposal

Proclamation of Keep Iowa Beautiful Month, April 2019.

February 21, 2019

Keep Iowa Beautiful, a state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, works to build partnerships with goverment organizations, private companies, communities, counties and volunteer/service groups statewide to conduct litter prevention, recycling, beautification, community and landscape enhancement, increased volunteerism and waste minimization progams and projects. April, 2019 has been proclaimed Keep Iowa Beautiful Month. 
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Public Notice of Hearing on March 13th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

February 21, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency will hold a public hearing on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimated cost for the LANDFILL EXPANSION CELL 9 PHASE IV PROJECT at the DUBUQUE SANITARY LANDFILL in DUBUQUE, IOWA in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 26, Code of Iowa, at 4:00 p.m. on the 13th day of March, 2019, at the Municipal Services Center - Conference Room, 925 Kerper Court, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001. Said proposed plans,...
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Public Notice of hearing on February 20, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

February 04, 2019

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF DUBUQUE METROPOLITAN AREA SOLID WASTE AGENCY (DMASWA) ON THE INTENT TO DISPOSE OF AN INTEREST IN REAL ESTATE BY GRANT OF PERMANENT EASEMENT TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN DRAINAGE STRUCTURE PURSUANT TO A PROPOSED PURCHASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN DMASWA AND THE STATE OF IOWAPUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the DMASWA Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the 20th day of February, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Municipal...
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DES MOINES – The next round of funding for the 2019 Derelict Building Grant Program is open for applications through Feb. 21 at 4 p.m.

January 21, 2019

DNR Contact: Scott Flagg, 515-725-8318 or Scott.Flagg@dnr.iowa.gov.The grant program was instituted by state legislation to help rural communities with populations of 5,000 or less to deconstruct or renovate abandoned commercial and public structures.The program emphasizes reuse and recycling of building items, helps improve street appearance and commercial development, and alleviates the environmental concern these buildings can pose. Financial assistance includes asbestos removal,...
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2018 DMASWA Financial Audit Available

January 10, 2019

Eide Bailly LLP has released an audit report on the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency. The Agency's revenues totaled $5,545,383 for the year ended June 30, 2018. The revernues include $5,352,859 in charges for sales and services. Expenses totaled $3,446,818 and include $1,355,634 for supplies and services, $1,361,169 for employee expense, and $515,863 for repairs and maintenance. A copy of the audit report is available for review in the City of Dubuque Department of Finance and...
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Composting classes offered by Convivium Urban Farmstead and sponsored by DMASWA

January 04, 2019

Join the Convivium Urban Farmstead and the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency in a project to measure and minimuze food waste in Dubuque. This 4 week composting class will teach participants how to turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into fertile compost. For more information, go to http://www.convivium-dbq.com/event/complete-composting/. These classes are supported by the DMASWA through a waste minimization grant. To learn more about DMASWA grants, go to...
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New winter hours

November 19, 2018

The Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) accepts household hazardous wastes (HHW) such as oil-based paint, motor oil, lawn chemicals, and other chemicals through the winter season. HHW’s pose an environmental and human health risk if not managed properly. These materials should be brought to the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) Regional Collection Center (RCC) for safe disposal and should not be disposed of in trash cans, floor drains, or storm...
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Data Shows Decrease in U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions During Trump's First Year in Office

October 18, 2018

On October 17th EPA published the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program 2017 Reporting Year (RY17) data set. Facility reports presented publicly reflect each facility’s most recent submission received by August 19, 2018 for all reporting years.EPA will periodically update the publication materials to reflect the most recent report submitted by each facility.Press Release: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/data-shows-decrease-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-during-trumps-first-year-officeExplore the...
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Time at our disposal: Dubuque's landfill and its future

August 19, 2018

An average of about 400 tons of trash per day is taken to the Dubuque-area landfill.Much of it comes from residents and businesses in the city, but the site serves the entire county and also receives waste from Delaware County, Iowa; Grant County, Wis.; and Jo Daviess County, Ill.The landfill has been in use since the 1970s, and officials estimate that enough space is available for it to continue taking trash until about 2100.But even with an estimated 80 years before the current site...
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DMASWA Offers Electronics Recycling

June 28, 2018

Do you have an old TV, computer, VCR, vacuum cleaner or small appliance that you no longer use? Electronics and small appliances can be recycled through the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency’s Electronics Recycling Program at 14501 Highway 20 West (DMASWA Landfill). Drop off for these items is between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No appointment is needed. For convenience, check with your local hauler to see if they provide collection curbside for these items.The...
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