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Statewide Waste Composition Analysis

Iowa Department of Natural Resources | Statewide, IA | Completed: 2011

MSW Consultants completed a one-season statewide waste characterization study spanning nine landfills across Iowa. To obtain representative residential and commercial composition data from the state's 2.9 million population, the study included field data collection in the state's main population centers, as well as some sampling at rural sites. This study is the third iteration of statewide studies performed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, with the prior two completed in 2005 and 1998. MSW Consultants' approach for this project allowed for direct comparisons with the results of the prior studies, while expanding and updating the material categories used. The final report for this project was provided in August 2011.