Solid Waste EMS Participant Information

Solid Waste EMS program is a voluntary alternative to Iowa’s Comprehensive Planning program. More information can be found on the Iowa’s Solid Waste EMS program webpage.

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 Program Participant Success Stories

Greenhouse Gas Tracking Software & Information

Solid Waste EMS Workshop Information

Iowa DNR EMS Annual Workshop - July 18, 2019

Iowa DNR EMS Annual Conference - November 6, 2019

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


DNR Contact: Leslie Goldsmith


Training Materials & Example Documents
+ Solid Waste EMS Overview
+ Fenceline and Gap Analysis
+ Documentation & Templates
+ Environmental Policy Statement
+ Activities, Aspects & Impacts
+ Legal & Other
+ Objectives & Targets
+ Action Plans
+ Roles & Responsibilities
+ Communication, Training & Awareness
+ Monitoring & Measurement
+ Audit/Assessment
+ Re-evaluation & Modification
EMS Annual Report (due Sept. 1)
EMS Financial Assistance New FY2020

Contact Leslie for application due dates and amounts.

*Note updated application forms.EMS Grant Application Form

EMS Grant Application Form

EMS Grant Application Guidance

Grant Prioritization Instructions & Form

Funding Assistance Process

Additional Signed Original Documents to be submitted with agreements:

Grant Criteria

Minority Impact Statement

NEW! If an application is approved, DNR will request a hard copy or faxed copy of a W-9 to be submitted if one is not on file.