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Construction of Cell 9, Phase 3

Residential Preparation for Household Hazardous Wastes Disposal - 1

Residential Arrival Instructions for Household Hazardous Wastes Disposal - 2

Commercial Preparation for Household Hazardous Wastes disposal

Commercial Arrival Instruction for Household Hazardous Waste disposal


October 24, 2017

New this year, the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) will be accepting 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...
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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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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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