TOLEDO CHRONICLE- A statewide study of nine landfills used by Iowans revealed the top three components entering the state’s waste stream, by weight, are organic waste, paper products and plastics.
A new program offered locally by Tama Paperboard could help the recycling effort and benefits South Tama Schools as well.
Cardboard may be deposited at no cost at the plant by any area resident with proceeds from its sale going to South Tama Schools.
Tama Paperboard is located at the south end of Siegel Street in Tama and cardboard products can be deposited there Monday-Friday during normal business hours.
The 2011 DNR study shows Iowa is doing a good job of diverting traditional recyclables (plastic containers, glass and certain paper products such as newsprint and office paper) from the landfill. However, there continues to be opportunities to divert such wastes as compostable organics (food and yard waste), cardboard, and construction and demolition debris.