Trash Talk - West Central Iowa Solid Waste Blog

Leave Those Leaves!

Put those Fall leaves to work in your lawn, garden and compost pile! The annual custom of raking, bagging, blowing and transporting leaves to the community brush pile costs each homeowner hours of time and money each fall. Read more...



Top 6 Items Collected Internationally Coastal Cleanups

In 2016 the International Coastal Cleanup coordinated people from 112 countries from around the world to collect over 18 million pounds of trash from the coasts of the globe. Among the top 6 most common items collected during these efforts, one was the plastic bottle. Read more...



Free Backyard Composting Workshop on Thursday, September 26, 2019

Have you heard about backyard composting but do not know if it will work for your family? Are you interested in reducing the amount of food waste your family throws away each week? Have you ever wanted to start composting in your backyard? Read more...



The Millennium Curse of the Plastic Bag

Plastic bags are one of the most invasive and long lasting concepts we’ve started using as humans. They’re everywhere. Grocery stores, big box stores, hotels, restaurants, you name it-there is probably a plastic bag involved in some extent of almost everything we do. So, what’s the big deal? Right? Why should we care that we use plastic bags? Read more...



Composting - What Is It and How Does It Help the Planet?

What is composting and what types of things can you compost? Why is com posting good for our planet and good for your home? We've got all the dirt (pun intended) on composting! Learn the details by clicking the link below. Read more...



Four Ideas Instead of a Balloon Release

Balloons have been a traditional way to celebrate events and memorialize loved ones. But balloon releases are definitely not good for the enviroment or animal life. We have some ideas to replace those balloon releases that are much more enviromentally friendly! Read more...



Water Bottles Are Dumb

We hate to tell you this, but plastic water bottles are dumb. We can give you suggestions of what you can do to change your single-use plastic water bottle habit for good. It's a simple thing you can do to pitch in to save the planet a little bit at a time. Read more...