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Eagle Nest moved at Landfill

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

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: 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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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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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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FY2017 Financial Audit Report

March 02, 2018

FY2017 Financial Audit Report
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What Are Your Appliances Costing You?

February 02, 2018

Did you ever wonder how much electricity a specific appliance in your home uses? And what about your video games, dehumidifier, portable electric heaters or other electronic devices? Did you know that an old refrigerator could be costing you as much as $175 a year? With a Kill A Watt Meter, you can learn not only how much electricity each of your household appliances uses, but how much electricity each appliance continues to use even when turned off (phantom loads).Now, through the combined...
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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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