Welcome to Bloomfield, Iowa's page for the Iowa Rural Communities Food Waste Reduction Project!
The project, funded by the Rural Utilities Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, allowed the IWRC to provide community-level food waste reduction assistance to four Iowa rural communities from October 2016 to September 2017, one of those communities being Bloomfield. During the year, the IWRC worked with residents to educate and implement food waste reduction strategies at home, as well as with the Davis County Community School District by conducting a food waste sort and audit. Additionally, the IWRC worked with the City of Bloomfield by offering guidance on Iowa's organics composting regulations as well as techniques for maintaining an active compost pile that also incorporates food waste. A partnership was made between the school district and the city to divert their food waste from the landfill to this compost pile. You can read more in the case study below.
This project began October 1, 2016 and will continue to September 30, 2017.
This material is based upon work supported under a grant by the Rural Utilities Service United States Department of Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the material are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Rural Utilities Service.
The Iowa Waste Reduction Center and the University of Northern Iowa are equal opportunity providers and employers.