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Metro Waste Authority Offers Landfill Tours

Posted August 15, 2012 in Web Exclusives

August 15, 2012—Once trash is collected from your curb or emptied from your wastebasket at work, you probably do not give it another thought. But Metro Waste Authority knows where nearly 2,000 tons of trash goes every day ­– roughly 18 percent of the state’s annual waste.

Metro Waste Authority invites you to take a tour of our state-of-the-art landfill in eastern Polk County.  On the tour, you will see how, with engineering and science, the garbage is managed each day in an environmentally sound way. You will also discover how the landfill provides electricity for thousands of area homes.

Many materials such as shingles, tires, metal, yard waste and appliances are also collected at the landfill but they don’t get buried with the other trash. The tour will show you how they are collected and recycled.

The bus tour is approximately 90 minutes. Tour dates are Sept. 8 and Sept. 24.  Registration is now open at <> .

For more information, visit <>  or call 515.244.0021.

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