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UNI's IWRC receives grant for construction and demolition project

June 7, 2013
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Joe Bolick, communications and grants manager, Iowa Waste Reduction Center, 319-273-6577, mjbolick@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) has received a United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant to institute the Iowa Construction and Demolition Waste Reduction Project. The project will focus on helping construction and demolition businesses reduce waste and divert it from the landfills.

"The amount of construction and demolition waste in landfills has steadily increased in recent years and a vast majority of demolition materials could be reused or recycled, diverting it from the landfill," says Dan Nickey, senior program manager at the IWRC.

The IWRC will be developing a comprehensive educational campaign as well as an online resource center for Iowa's construction and demolition waste generators. "With an industry in constant fluctuation, it's necessary to have on-going resources for construction and demolition companies to access," continues Nickey. The 12-month project will officially begin on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The IWRC has provided environmental services including business assistance, industry training, and research and development, for more than 25 years. IWRC is a nonprofit organization, part of Business and Community Services at UNI.

For more information about IWRC, visit www.iwrc.org.