The Department of Natural Resources has long been concerned about the potential public health impacts from trash burning. Smoke from trash burning releases harmful soot and toxics air pollutants. In an effort to better address concerns about trash burning, the Department convened a workgroup to explore ideas and approaches for restricting or eliminating residential trash burning in Iowa.
The workgroup was jointly staffed by the Department's Air Quality and Energy & Waste Management Bureaus and was facilitated by Mike Thompson of Iowa Mediation Services.
Meeting minutes and other information about the workgroup are available below.
Other Workgroup Materials