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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

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 PURSUANT TO A PROPOSED PURCHASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN DMASWA AND THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

June 05, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the DMASWA Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the 20th day of June, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Municipal Services Center, 925 Kerper Court, Dubuque, Iowa, at which meeting the Board proposes to take action on the intent to dispose of an interest in the following DMASWA real estate:Lot 1 and in Lot 2 of the Subdivision of the SW Fractional 1/4 of the SW Fractional 1/4 of Section 6, also located in Lot 2 of the Subdivision of the...
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The Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) has awarded $50,973 in financial support to projects targeting waste minimization and environmental education in Dubuque county since January.

May 31, 2018

The financial support is provided through the DMASWA’s Waste Minimization Grant Program.  Grants have been awarded to Upscale Dubuque, The Millwork Night Market, Dubuque Trees Forever, and DAR3N.  These funds are being used to leverage an estimated $84,890 of additional investments in the community.Upscale Dubuque was awarded $13,689 to establish an experiential retail business and space that focuses on creating new products from discarded materials diverted from the landfill.  Additional...
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RIVER CLEANUP RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS; SEEKS TO ENRICH A SENSE OF PLACE

May 29, 2018

MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Soenen at (319) 538-6970 or brian@iowaprojectaware.orgMAQUOKETA RIVER – A decade and a half ago during a drizzly first week of June, three dozen volunteers embarked on a first-of-its-kind river cleanup and outdoor education adventure. These brave volunteers set out to pick up trash from the Maquoketa River, and in doing so they sparked a river cleanup movement that transformed a humble idea into a nationally-recognized leader in environmental education and stewardship...
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Additional Information to the RFQ for Consideration

May 21, 2018

ADDENDUM NO.1 RFP - ORGANIC WASTE IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT STUDY
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Additional Information to the RFQ for Consideration

May 21, 2018

ADDENDUM NO.2 - RFQ - DEVELOPMENT OF A RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS PROJECT
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Request for Proposals for Organic Waste Identifcation and Management Study

May 01, 2018

The DMASWA is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from consulting firms to assist DMASWA staff with the collection of information to be used as a basis for the development of an organic waste managment strategy for the DMASWA service area. Qualified Consultants are invited to submit a proposal in the format outlined in the RFP. Proposals are due by May 23, 2018.
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The Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify a partner to process and market the landfill gas collected by the agency.

May 01, 2018

The Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency has issued Addendum #1 to the RFQ/P for the Development of a Renewable Natural Gas Project. Propsers are to include this addendum with their response. Proposals are due by May 25, 2018.The goal of the project is to produce a renewable natural gas product which may be used as a transportation fuel and to maximize the physical and environmental attributes that this gas provides.  Interested developers are invited to submit a proposal in the...
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REGIONAL COLLECTION CENTER FOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES BEGINS SUMMER HOURS

April 02, 2018

Household hazardous wastes (HHW) such as oil-based paint, motor oil, lawn chemicals, and other chemicals, should not be disposed of in trash cans, floor drains, or storm sewers. These items should be brought to the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) Regional Collection Center (RCC) for safe disposal. This service is FREE to Dubuque and Delaware county households. Beginning April 2nd, materials can be dropped off anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday....
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Hazardous Waste Workshop a Success

March 19, 2018

The Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA), in partnership with City of Dubuque’s Economic Development and East Central Intergovernmental Association, sponsored a Hazardous Waste Generator Workshop at the Hotel Julien on March 7th, 2018.  The event was attended by over 60 individuals representing 52 organizations across eastern Iowa.  This event was held as part of the DMASWA’s Environmental Management Systems’ objective to increase awareness and understanding of hazardous waste...
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City Employee Elected to Serve as Officer of Regional Hazardous Waste Organization

March 09, 2018

Ken Miller, Landfill Scale House Operator, with the City of Dubuque has been elected as the Vice-President for the Hartland Chapter of the North America Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) at its annual meeting that was held February 26 at Omaha, Nebraska. The one-year term begins immediately.NAHMMA is an organization whose members are directly involved in the management of hazardous waste from residential, commercial and industrial sources. Members include public and private...
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