Iowa Food Waste Reduction Project
Across our state, almost 14% of all municipally-landfilled waste is food waste making it the #1 most prevalent disposed material. From 1998-2011, Iowa landfills saw an increase of 62% in food waste disposal.
The problems with food waste are multifaceted. To resolve these issues, the Iowa Waste Reduction Center was awarded a Solid Waste Alternatives Program grant from Iowa Department of Natural Resources to develop the Iowa Food Waste Reduction Project.
January 9 - Wasted Food Reduction Workshop - Dubuque
Sponsored by Green Dubuque, City of Dubuque, Iowa Waste Reduction Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency and Representative Charles Isenhart join us on January 9 in Dubuque for a workshop focused on reducing food waste from the farm, home, institution, business and legislative perspectives. Click here to learn more about the workshop!
January 16 - Food Waste in the Health Care Industry Webinar
Join the IWRC, along with the Iowa Hospital Association, for a webinar on January 16 focused on food waste reduction and diversion in the Iowa health care industry. Click here to learn more about the free webinar!
This website was created to assist in meeting the goals of the Iowa Food Waste Reduction Project. It will be continually updated to provide new information and resources to assist users in decreasing the amount of food waste being generated and directed to Iowa landfills. Please use the tabs above to navigate through the Iowa Food Waste Reduction Project's information and resources and learn what your organization can do to reduce food waste and its disposal in Iowa landfills.