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SCS Engineers Conducts Waste Audit in Cedar Falls, Iowa

SCS is looking at 64 categories of waste and recyclables to help determine where residents and businesses are falling short when it comes to recycling efforts.

SCS Engineers has been hired by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to conduct a waste audit in Cedar Falls, Iowa. SCS is looking at 64 categories of waste and recyclables to help determine where residents and businesses are falling short when it comes to recycling efforts.

After the waste audit is complete, SCS will produce Cedar Falls with a waste composition profile for its residential and institutional commercial and industrial waste. This profile will help Cedar Falls determine where it needs to make changes, such as potentially banning some recyclables from the city’s transfer station.

The Courier has more details:

Someone’s been digging through the city’s garbage — and it’s not a pack of raccoons.

An engineering firm hired by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has been sorting through samplings of city garbage this past week, looking for various kinds of items being thrown away that could be recycled.

They weren’t playing “garbage cop,” so to speak, but providing the city with information to help determine ways to better inform the public and improve residents’ and businesses’ recycling efforts.

Read the full story here.

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