Our Program

The Iowa Waste Exchange (IWE) is one of the nation's premier materials exchange programs. There is a booming market for byproducts and wastes produced by Iowa institutions and businesses. Since 1990 the Iowa Waste Exchange has matched well over 4 million tons, keeping waste out of landfills and into our economy, saving Iowans more than $116 million by diverting this waste into production and use.

Participate in the IWE

The IWE is designed to keep waste out of the landfills and in production. Many industry, business and even local governments dispose of items others can use. Our representatives are available to help anyone who is looking for a specific item or has items they are willing to give away.

Contact Us

To find your IWE Representative, click on the IWE Representative Service Area Map

Iowa Waste Exchange (IWE) Database

The IWE maintains a database of available and wanted materials that is free to access. With over 13,000 materials listed in the IWE database, we may have what you are looking for.

DNR Contact:
Bill Blum