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Welcome to the IWRC Newsroom. For more information on news releases, events or photos, contact the Communications team at iwrcpr@uni.edu

July 7, 2015
5 Reasons Farmers Should Compost

Pop quiz, what is one of the easiest ways to reduce waste on your farm? Start composting! Creating your own compost pile can be easy, cost-effective and keeps food and other waste out of the landfill.

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By Mallory Feeney
May 15, 2015
Compost Training Event Scheduled for August 20

Compost is one of the many options available to reduce the amount of food waste we are sending the landfill. But many are unsure where to start. At home, there are questions about space needed, equipment needed, what can be composted and hwo to use it afterwards. Businesses have the same questions, but usually on a bigger scale!

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By Lea Hensel
April 28, 2015
25 Iowa Food Pantries Receive Funding

There are many facets to food waste reduction. There's using what we have, eating leftovers, composting, etc. But the one that affects the social side of food waste reduction is donating excess to food banks, soup kitchens and shelters. 

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By Lea Hensel

March 24, 2015
Nickey to Serve on National Committee

Dan Nickey, Associate Director of the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Air Act Advisory Committee.

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September 4, 2014
IWRC Announces Tech Days Event

The Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa is excited to announce Tech Days 2014. 

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August 12, 2014
New Grant Will Help Educate Public and Landfills About Composting

The Iowa Waste Reduction Center has been awarded a $77,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

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December 23, 2014
IWRC Newsletter | December 2014

It's the final newsletter of 2014! We briefly recap the year and share new stories this month - an award from UNI, new food waste resources developed and VirtualPaint news.

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November 12, 2014
IWRC Newsletter | November 2014

With less than two months left in the year, this month's newsletter features a checklist to help you finish the year strong. Plus a feature on what we learned through the construction and demolition project, as well as your industry news.

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October 15, 2014
IWRC Newsletter | October 2014

This month's newsletter features the start of a new food waste reduction project as well as the results from the Iowa Compressed Air Leak Management Project. And as always, your industry news.

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