Environmental Stewardship & Continuous Improvement in Solid Waste Management

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Crawford County Introduces Battery Collection Program

By: West Central Iowa Solid Waste Date: July 1, 2024

Batteries are one of the leading causes of landfill and building fires around the world, but these kinds of fires are preventable. To help our communities make smarter choices about what they’re throwing into their garbage, Crawford County Solid Waste has introduced a new battery collection program. The purpose of the collection program is to […]

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Paper Recycling

By: West Central Iowa Solid Waste Date: June 1, 2024

Join us in making a difference one page at a time! When it comes to recycling paper, we all have personal information that needs to be shredded. But what do you do with all those tiny pieces of paper? You’ve got several eco-friendly options!  Ways to Recycle Shredded Paper Curbside Recycling: Seal your shredded paper […]

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Composting: A Sustainable Solution to Food Waste

By: West Central Iowa Solid Waste Date: May 9, 2024

This week, we’re highlighting a critical issue: food waste. Did you know that a staggering 40% of food produced in America never makes it to the table? Or that we spend an average of $1500 per year on food that we end up throwing away? It’s time to rethink our approach to food consumption and […]

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Amp Up Your April! Complete the Earth Month Challenge!

By: West Central Iowa Solid Waste Date: April 4, 2024

Earth Day may be on April 22nd, but why limit our love for the planet to just one day? This year, dive deeper with our Earth Month Challenge! It’s a chance to weave small, sustainable habits into your daily routine, leaving a lighter footprint and a healthier planet. Throughout April, tackle a new eco-friendly task. […]

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