The head of the Southeast Iowa Multi County Solid Waste Agency says their organization is offering a new service. Bill Sloop says the can now accept wood waste such as lumber and brush and convert it into wood chips. He says people can use these chips for mulching, weed control, and keeping moisture around newly planted trees. Sloop says people can also save money by bringing yard waste and lumber to SEMCO for a lower cost than it would be if they just threw it away. He says this method can also help save space in landfills which will help drive down waste costs in the future.