Waste Management and Control


The Iowa Waste Exchange is one of the nation's premiere materials exchange programs. This no-cost, non-regulatory, confidential service matches institutions that have by-products and waste with other groups interested in using or recycling those materials. The program is available to:

  • Businesses
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Communities

Benefits include substantial cost savings through:

  • The reduction in fees related to disposal
  • Avoiding purchases
  • Reduced transportation costs
  • Freed storage space

In some cases participants in the Iowa Waste Exchange program have generated additional revenue streams from their waste products.

What Our Clients Say:

"Iowa Waste Exchange helped with a plan that helped us divert over 25,500 pounds of waste through the first three quarters of the year. The program is working great! I appreciate all your help. DMACC is where this got started and your group deserves some of the credit."
Kevin Derr, Plant Manager, DSM Nutrition Products, Ames, Iowa

"For the past 13 years I have had the pleasure and benefit to work with a number of Iowa Waste Exchange consultants on joint waste diversion projects. As an Account Manager for a large multi-material recycling company, and most recently as General Manager of a construction and demolition recycling company, the networking support and problem solving skills provided by the Iowa Waste Exchange have been greatly appreciated and valued by both myself and literally hundreds of Iowa-based manufacturers and commercial operations."

"Of all the resources in Iowa, the Iowa Waste Exchange is #1 in helping business and industry solve their waste diversion challenges."

The program offers online databases of available and wanted materials. Get connected to the many financial, marketing and business planning resources available through this program by contacting:

Iowa Waste Exchange
Area Resource Specialist - Shelene Codner
319-404-1942 (cell)
E-mail: scodner@region12cog.org


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