Calendar of Events

EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule Workshop

March 7 2017 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Registration will soon open for the EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule Workshop!

The EPA is hosting a workshop to clarify and discuss the impending changes to the hazardous waste generator regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).  These rule changes will become effective in Iowa May 30, 2017.  This Workshop will discuss the changes and describe the following topics in detail:

  • Changes in the current regulations;
  • Gaps in the current regulations that are addressed in this rule;
  • Improved flexibility and cost-saving options in the new regulation;
  • Reorganization of the rule to make it user-friendly;
  • Technical corrections and deletions of obsolete references.

Location: Veterans Reception Center, 910 Main Street, Van Meter, IA 50261

Date: March 7, 2017

Time: 9:00 am to about 4:00 pm (Lunch is on your own, a restaurant is available on site and other nearby options exist)

Cost: No cost

Click here to register. Registrations will be due by March 3, 2017. Registration is requested to ensure enough seating for all attendees.

Questions?: Please contact Rebecca Wenner at 913-551-7644 or at

Spring AGC Day

March 28 2017 | All Day

The IWRC's Iowa Air Emissions Assistance Program (IAEAP) is looking forward to speaking at the Spring Associated General Contractors of Iowa Day on March 28 in West Des Moines. IAEAP staff will be sharing information about air quality 101 including what members can do to improve air quality, what is needed to comply with regulations, and how the IWRC and IAEAP can help.

Biocycle East Coast

April 4 2017 | All Day

Dan Nickey and Jennifer Trent are heading out east this Spring to join over 400 industry professionals at Biocycle East Coast in Baltimore, MD.

BiocycleIn addition to attending the show, we're excited to share that Jennifer has been selected to present about the work she has been doing with Iowa schools to reduce food waste. Check back soon for the date and time of her presentation!


Food Citizen Symposium 2017

April 14 2017 | 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Lamoni campus will host the Food Citizen Symposium in Carol Hall on April 14th. Speakers scheduled to present include our very own Dr. Daniel Platt and co-founder of the Seed Savers Exchange, Diane Ott Whealy. See the full list of speakers at

Register before March 24th and be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of 3 prize packages each valued at $75. You can register online at the following link

Contact Jen at for more information.

Midwest Food Recovery Summit

September 6 2017 | All Day

The Midwest Food Recovery Summit's purpose is to provide you with the education, insight and connections needed to help ensure food is used as it's meant to be - as a resource. Focusing on all sources and all uses from source reduction and donation to feeding animals, industrial uses and compost.

Speakers from all over the country will showcase what's working and what still needs work. 

Join us for (inspiring keynotes, educational breakout sessions, networking opportunities, workshops) throughout the entire summit.

Who you can expect to hear from, meet and see:

  • Biodigestors
  • Composting facilities
  • Haulers
  • Food rescue organizations
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Regulatory entities
  • Retail food stores
  • Food establishments