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Waste Diversion Study 

The final report from SCS Engineers identifies specific tasks that were completed to produce recommendations on how to improve the efficiency of the Resource Recovery Plant, a facility that has been processing area trash into refuse derived fuel (RDF) for the Ames Power Plant for more than 40 years.

As part of an effort to improve RDF quality and reduce non-beneficial waste at the Resource Recovery System, the City of Ames applied for a forgivable loan from Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Solid Waste Alternatives Program (SWAP). The City worked with SCS Engineer to develop and implement a study leading to enhanced waste diversion, increased efficiency of the RRP, and increased awareness and understanding of citizen value and interest in additional waste reduction/diversion management related services.

This report was presented to the Ames City Council on Jan. 22, 2019.

Waste Diversion Enhancement and Recommendation Report


Resource Recovery Annual Reports

2018 RRP Annual Report

2017 Resource Recovery Annual Report

2016 Annual Report