GLRPPR: Sector Resources: Documents: Food Waste Case Study: Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center
 
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Promoting Pollution Prevention Through Information Exchange
   
HOME
About Us
Blog
E-Mail This Page
Feedback
Membership
Resources
Calendar
Contacts
Funding Opps
News
Newsletter
Project Summaries
Sector Resources
Topic Hubs™
Services
Conferences & Training
Webinars
Ask a Librarian
Mailing List

GLRPPR Sector Resource: Food Waste Case Study: Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center

Title:
Food Waste Case Study: Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center

Abstract:
The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center is one of a handful of landfills in Iowa that also accepts food waste for composting. This program began in 2007 as a feasibility study for a University of Iowa undergraduate engineering class. After the study, the student group who undertook the study requested that the City of Iowa City and the University of Iowa do a pilot project to see what could be done to reduce food waste in the landfill. A plan was outlined for a pilot project; in the fall of 2007 the University of Iowa's Hillcrest Market Place dining facility successfully collected 29 tons of pre-consumer food waste from their facility. The materials were transported to the landfill's commercial composting facility and composted.

URL:
http://iwrc.uni.edu/food-waste/case-studies/iowa-city-landfill

Source:
Iowa Waste Reduction Center

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
2016

Associated Sectors:

  P2Rx

Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR)
One East Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-8940