Iowa's citizens, local governments, business and industry have proactively worked together to protect Iowa's environment by reducing waste, recycling, manufacturing recycled goods and buying recycled-content products. This cooperative effort has built an impressive recycling industry that creates and retains higher wage jobs and businesses. Iowa's recycling industry generates $2.4 billion in annual industrial output and supports more than 11,400 jobs.
- 1.2 million tons of materials are recycled in Iowa each year
- 600 plus Iowa communities have curbside recycling
- As of fiscal year 2002, 35 percent of all waste generated in Iowa was diverted from landfills
- Recycling results in a net fiscal gain for Iowa's local and state government
Local Recycling Programs
To find specific information on a local recycling program, contact your local landfill.