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Report
A Free,
Confidential &
Non-Regulatory
Program
Smart Waste
Management
alternatives for
Iowa business &
industry
Reduce
Reuse
Recycle
 Grant-funded, free,
confidential and nonregulatory program
 Administrated
by
Program Success:
3,366,457 TONS
diverted from landfill
disposal
Iowa DNR
7
IWE reps located
throughout the state
$87,251,878 in cost
savings to companies
Jim Reimer
Area 6 Resource
Specialist
641-938-2845
[email protected]
 Types
/ quantities of wastes generated
 Recycling markets for wastes
 Re-usable materials to meet your needs
 Waste reduction strategies
 Waste Audits / Waste management plans
 Funding opportunities
 Educational programs
Economic
 Avoid disposal cost
 Avoid material
purchase
 Receive payment for
re-usable and
recyclable materials
 Identify and correct
inefficiencies in
processes
Environmental
 Protect the
environment
 Avoid regulatory
compliance/liability
issues
 Foster “good
neighbor” image
 Establish protocols for
waste management
SOP, EMS, LEED
 foundry
sand
 noodles
 portland
cement
 55 gallon steel drums
 disinfecting solution
 masonry sealant
 cotton/poly fabric
 golf cart bodies
 urethane
foam
 pallets & wood waste
 toilet paper holders
 rubber floor mats
 old law books
 plastic spools
 powder coat paint
 mineral spirits
https://programs.iowadnr.gov/
iwe/searchmaterials.aspx
All non-hazardous solid waste resulting
from construction & demolition activities.
Ceiling tiles
Asphalt
Asphalt shingles
Bricks
Cardboard
Carpet & pad
Concrete
Dirt
Drywall
Fluorescent lights
Insulation
Land clearing debris
Field Office wastes
Metals
Paint
Plastic film
Porcelain
Window glass
Wood
Building
interior
fixtures
Residential
20%
14%
11%
32%
Business/Industry
Paper
Organics
Plastic
Construction
18%
16%
Top 5 Materials for
Residential/Industrial
Combined:
1. Food Waste
2. Cardboard and Kraft Paper
3. Film Plastic
4. Compostable Paper
5. Untreated Wood
29%
20%
C & D waste $42.00 per ton
 Untreated, clean lumber $20.00 per ton

(ground and used at landfill during wet weather)
 Clean
concrete, no wire, 6-8 inch pieces
taken for free (road base at landfill)
Great River Regional Waste
Authority

Cost Reduction

Public Relations

Certification

Tax Deduction

Environmental Footprint Reduction
Minimizing materials through planning and recycling
Waste hauling and disposal costs lowered
Architectural Salvage profits
Marketing to clients interested in environmental initiatives
Qualify for green building certification – LEED, NAHB, USEPA
Donate deconstructed materials to non-profit
Less depletion of natural resources, use less energy and water than manufacturing
new materials, create less pollution, reduce greenhouse gasses
 Waste
Reduction Goals and
Requirements
 Bid Spec/Construction Waste Mgmt. Spec
 Timetable
 Reuse and Recycling Markets
 Designate a Recycling Coordinator
 Monitoring Tools and Reports
 Site Logistics
 Educating Employees and SubContractors
 Reduce
– look for ways waste can be
prevented in the first place
 Reuse – what can be salvaged for use in
the project, or donated
 Recycle – important to identify markets
for recyclable materials early in the
project
Reduce
Reuse
Recycle
Waste-to-Energy
Landfill
Asphalt plants - shingles
Concrete for fill or crushed for aggregate
Architectural Salvage
Donation to Preservation Station / ReStore
Ceiling tile / carpet take-back programs
Bricks to landscapers
Cardboard/Metal/Plastic Recyclers
Wood for mulch, animal bedding, energy
 Drywall
 Fiberglass
Insulation/Fiberglass
 Window Glass
 “Dirty Loads” – materials not separated
 Hazardous or asbestos-containing
materials
Material Recovery
Facility
Co-mingled C&D
materials arrive and
are sorted for
recycling by a
combination of
mechanical and
hand-sorting
Source-Separated
Recycling Facility
Materials are
separated at the job
site for recycling –
cardboard, wood,
metal …….
Most cost-effective
option
 Do
I pay you, or do you pay me?
 Will you provide containers?
 Will you pick up or do I have to deliver?
 How much must I store before pickup?
 Are pickups automatic, or when I call?
 How will we keep track of weight of
materials/quantity of materials?
 What will happen to the materials I am
recycling?
Feb 2006 – Apr 2008
Three Phase Project
1.
2.
3.
Construct new
police station
Demolish old police
station
Construct new
parking facility
Total material generated:
17,126 cu yd
Material recycled/reused:
16,239 cu yd
94.8% Recycled
Cost for Recycling:
$25,561
Avoided Landfill Cost:
$117,040
(87% savings)
Revenue from Recycling:
$8,631
 Cardboard
– 9 tons recycled
 Concrete/Asphalt – 18,000 ton recycled
 Wood – 220 tons recycled
 Metal – 91 tons recycled
Reused Materials = 49 tons
Wood and metal for construction
Chain link fence from site
Auction of materials/fixtures
Habitat ReStore harvested prior to demolition
Julie Plummer
Iowa Waste Exchange
Area 5 Resource
Specialist
563-336-3319
[email protected]
Southeast Iowa Contact
http://www.iowadnr.gov/faba
[email protected]
Jim Reimer
Iowa Waste Exchange
Area 6 Resource
Specialist
641-938-2845

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