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The Mahaska County Solid Waste Management Commission is committed to promoting environmental responsibility and stewardship through the development and continual improvement of an Environmental Management System.

We will demonstrate this commitment by following our environmental management system recipe:

We will measure and evaluate our performance to established goals and objectives through regular management review meetings. 

The Environmental System (EMS) program is a voluntary alternative to Comprehensive Planning for solid waste planning areas and permitted facility service areas actively pursuing environmental stewardship goals in six environmental areas.

Six Environmental Components

Six environmental components

 

Current Objectives for the Six Components

Organics
Increase diversion of organics from the landfill

Household Hazardous Waste
Reduce landfilling of rechargeable batteries

Water Quality Improvement
Reduce sediment from entering the unnamed tributary

Greenhouse Gas
Reduce energy and propane usage

Recycling
Increase recyclables collected

Environmental Education
Increase awareness of the drop-off recycling program

Our Mission

We are committed to promoting environmental responsibility and stewardship through development and continual improvement of an Environmental Management System. We will demonstrate this commitment by following our environmental management system recipe.

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