Solid Waste EMS Participant Information

e EMS program is a voluntary alternative to Iowa’s Comprehensive Planning program. For more information about Iowa’s Solid Waste EMS program visit

After applying to the program, and being designated an EMS by the Environmental Protection Commission, program participants are coached in the ten “Elements” of Iowa’s Solid Waste EMS. This web page contains training information and example documents from that training. Along the right side of the page the Electronic Document Retrieval system may be utilized to review EMS participant reports and EMS Audit reports along with other program information.

Current Solid Waste EMS Participants
EMS Participant Map

EMS Success Stories 2016

Other Resources:

Greenhouse Gas Tracking Software & Information

Annual Reports & External Audit Reports - see electronic document retrieval instructions on the right sidebar

Training Materials & Example Documents


Solid Waste EMS Overview

Training Presentation - Roles

  • Training Presentation - Core Team
    Participant Example -
  • Rathbun Area Solid Waste Commission
  • Metro Waste Authority Core Team
  • Training Presentation - Senior Management
  • Responsibility and Training Table Examples
  • EMS Roles and Responsibilities Table
  • Documentation and Records Training Presentation
  • Participant Example
  • EMS Audit Overview
  • EMS Internal Auditor Training
  • Audit Guide
  • EMS Findings Definition
  • Internal Audit Plan and Summary Form
  • Internal Audit Sample Questions 
  • Audit Checklist
  • Audit Checklist
  • Participant Examples
  • DNR Contact

    Leslie Goldsmith
    Electronic Document Retrieval

    Comprehensive Planning, Solid Waste EMS, Waste Flow and Goal Progress Files

    EMS Participants
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