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MWA Warns of Illegal Dumping

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 7:19 am

Today is Earth Day and everything from tires to appliances can be found dumped illegally across Iowa, and the cost to taxpayers for the clean up can run in the millions of dollars. Executive director of Metro Waste Authority Tom Hadden says there is no excuse for using Iowa’s roads, parks or rivers as landfills. He says there are many places to dispose of hazardous waste or appliances across the state. Along with the cost, dumping causes damage to the environment. Hadden recommends that anyone report a potential illegal dump site.