We can help you take the next step!

Center for EcoTechnology (CET) is excited to have shared our experience and information at the Midwest Food Solutions Summit in Des Moines in the fall of 2018. The Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa has lots of great resources and CET has shared information with the Center.

To learn more about CET’s work in Iowa and to get involved, contact CET today at 888-813-8552 or e-mail wastedfood@cetonline.org.

Helpful Iowa Wasted Food Resources

  • Resources for Wasted Food Diversion
    • Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) offers state resources for food waste reduction and recovery. Their information regulatory requirements, case studies from various sectors in Iowa, and a list of permitted processing facilities. IWRC also provides technical assistance and hosts the Midwest Food Recovery Summit.
  • Food Waste Reduction in School Meals
    • Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Iowa State University Extension & Outreach partnered to create various resources to help schools reduce and recover wasted food in the cafeterias. Resources include share table fact sheets, a food waste minimization toolkit, and guides to conducting food waste audits.
  • Solid Waste Permitting for Compost
    • Iowa Department of Natural Resources website includes state laws and rules for composting, reporting documents, and food waste fact sheets.
  • Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
    • The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act (Public Law 104-210) protects donors from liability when donating to nonprofit organizations and protects donors from civil and criminal liability should the product, donated in good faith, later cause harm to the needy recipient.

Iowa Legal/Regulatory Requirements

  • Currently, Iowa does not have any laws on wasted food diversion.

Toolbox

For more information regarding food waste estimates, source separation guidance, and how to start a food donation program, open CET’s Toolbox.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP, CONTACT US!

Contact CET to learn more about food recovery and waste diversion opportunities for your business, institution, customers, or association members: