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October 11, 2017

The Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations (ISOSWO) presented its 2017 Innovative Project Award to the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency on Tuesday, October 3rd at the Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference and Trade Show in Coralville.  DMASWA Facility Supervisor, Doug Hughes, and project consultant SCS’s Christine Collier received the award on the Agency’s behalf.The DMASWA was recognized for its Landfill Fire Risk Management Plan & Prevention Program. The project...
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DMASWA Makes It Easy to Recycle at Your Special Event

August 04, 2017

To encourage recycling at events throughout Dubuque and Delaware counties, the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) has partnered with the City of Dubuque, Dubuque County Conservation Board and, most recently, the City of Dyersville to loan recycling receptacles to event planners. These Special Event Recycling Units are available free of charge for community events in Dubuque and Delaware counties. These units help reduce recyclable waste at events such as conventions, county...
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Come and see us at the Dubuque County Fair!

July 21, 2017

 We will have kids activities at the Conservation Station from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 through Sunday, July 30. We would love to see you there and if you tell us you saw it on our website, we will give you a special gift!  
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Recycle those old electronics! Fees will increase on July 1.

June 27, 2017

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.The DMASWA does not allow the burial of electronics in the landfill. Therefore, electronics cannot be placed...
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April 25, 2017

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 1st, materials can be dropped off anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday....
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Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency's Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Statement Released

February 15, 2017

Eide Bailly LLP today released an audit report on the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency. The Agency's revenues totaled $4,363,307 for the year ended June 30, 2016. The revenues include $4,249,848 in charges for sales and services.Expenses totaled $2,421,055 and include $1,559,961 for supplies and services, $1,390,192 for employee expense, and a negative expense of $1,824,351 for closure and post closure care.A copy of the audit report is available for review is available at...
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