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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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Request for Proposals to Develop, Administer, and Analyze Community Surveys due by July 12th

June 26, 2018

The Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency (DMASWA) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from qualified candidates to develop, administer and analyze surveys of residents and businesses in Dubuque and Delaware Counties (Planning Area).  The information gathered will be used to measure the DMASWA’s mission statement of “Community recognized solid waste management”, garner perceptions of existing and proposed programs, and to develop targeted outreach and...
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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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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

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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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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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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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