(Atlantic) The Cass County Landfill has partnered with five counties in their new Shingling recycling program. Wendy Wittrock, Operations Manager at the Cass County Landfill says it has been well received by the public.
“We’re always looking for a way to extend the life of the landfill and expand our recycling programs,” said Wittrock. “Since April we’ve taken in 13 loads which have calculated out to over 30 tons of recycled shingles that now don’t have to go into the landfill. These are being turned back into a company called Save and Pave out of Sioux City, Iowa and they’re working with an asphalt contractor in the Sioux City area and they’re repaving roads and parking lots with this material.”
Wittrock says they have had training meetings with the local contractors that do a lot of shingling in the area and she is working on getting the information out to the general public.
“To bring a load of clean shingles in to the landfill you get a $10 discount on the tipping fee and we provide the bags to put the other garbage in,” said Wittrock. “When we say a clean load, we say no wood or plastic wrappers, nothing like that. It can all come in together with the load but it needs to be separated out from the shingles.”
Wittrock says the Cass County Landfill has chosen to form a 28E agreement and become the western Iowa initiative. She they are looking forward to doing some other programs with some of these other smaller counties and more service and programs with the local public too.
Wendy Wittrock encourages the public to call ahead and they will receive the same discount as the contractors. That number is 243-1991.
June 6, 2013