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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.

Recycling Facts

  • 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.

Recycling Topics

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