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