Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan

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We are currently in the process of updating the Regional Comprehensive Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan for the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) Solid Waste Planning Area. The planning area includes Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Tama County.

What is a comprehensive solid waste management plan? This plan identifies and evaluates current waste management practices and efforts to meet waste reduction goals in the region. This plan must be updated every five years and submitted to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for approval. All cities and counties in Iowa are required to participate either individually or jointly as a planning area.

Iowa's goal is to reduce the amount of materials in the waste stream, existing as of July 1, 1988, by an intermediate goal of 25%, and by a final goal of at least 50%, through waste reduction at the source and recycling. The ECICOG region is currently being calculated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

We want residents, businesses, and local officials to be informed and provide input! All information for the update process and opportunities for input are posted here regularly.

We are currently in the process of updating the Regional Comprehensive Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan for the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) Solid Waste Planning Area. The planning area includes Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Tama County.

What is a comprehensive solid waste management plan? This plan identifies and evaluates current waste management practices and efforts to meet waste reduction goals in the region. This plan must be updated every five years and submitted to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for approval. All cities and counties in Iowa are required to participate either individually or jointly as a planning area.

Iowa's goal is to reduce the amount of materials in the waste stream, existing as of July 1, 1988, by an intermediate goal of 25%, and by a final goal of at least 50%, through waste reduction at the source and recycling. The ECICOG region is currently being calculated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

We want residents, businesses, and local officials to be informed and provide input! All information for the update process and opportunities for input are posted here regularly.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    If you live in Benton, Iowa, Jones, or Tama County, your solid waste commission is working with the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) to update the regional plan for reducing the amount of waste that's thrown away in the landfill. To identify opportunities for improvement and potential programs, we would like to know what you are currently recycling and what items you would like to recycle in the future. Please complete this short survey to share your thoughts! If you have questions, please contact Alicia Presto at alicia.presto@ecicog.org

    Si Ud. vive en Los Condados de Benton, Iowa, Jones o Tama, su comisión de basura solida está trabajando con el Consejo de Gobiernos de Este Central Iowa (ECICOG en inglés) para actualizar el plan regional para reducir la cantidad de desperdicios que está echado en el vertedero. Para identificar oportunidades para mejorar y hacer nuevos programas, nos gustaría saber lo que Ud. está reciclando y cuales cosas Ud. le gustaría reciclar en el futuro. Por favor, completa esta encuesta corta para compartir sus pensamientos. Si Ud. tenga pregunta, por favor póngase en contacto con Alicia Presto a alicia.presto@ecicog.org

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