Composting

This program is in regards to the composting of solid and yard wastes. Composting facilities may include vermicomposting, turned windrows, aerated static piles, aerated in-vessel systems, or other methods approved by the department.

State Laws and rules for Composting

IAC Chapter 567-105: Organic Materials Composting Facilities

          Clarification of the Term "Garden Waste" as used in the Definition of "Yard Waste"

Application and Reporting Documents

Composting Facility Permit Application Form (542-1602)
Composting Facility Permit Application Form (542-1602)
Compost Facility Inspection Form
Annual Composting Facility Report (542-8014)
Financial Assurance
Composting Training Details and Opportunities

DNR Contact
Amy Buckendahl
515-725-8350
Amy.Buckendahl@dnr.iowa.gov