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Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) – Solid Waste Alternative Program

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources operates the Iowa Solid Waste Alternative Program (SWAP) which helps Iowa businesses divert solid waste from landfills.


SWAP provides financial and technical assistance to businesses to assist with development and implementation of solid waste management projects to improve environmental performance and the bottom line. By recovering, reusing, and reducing the use of Iowa’s valuable resources, SWAP projects save money, create jobs, increase revenue and protect and preserve natural resources by promoting resource management that eases the burden on landfills, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves Iowa’s water, air and land quality.

Services Provided

Management Issues and Training

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loan Providers

Technical Assistance

  • Pollution Prevention
Contact Information
Tom Anderson
502 East 9th Street
4th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-8895