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Food waste reduction workshop scheduled for Oct. 2 in Mason City

September 12, 2013

Joe Bolick, Communications and Grants Manager, Iowa Waste Reduction Center, 319-273-6577,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) will be holding a food waste reduction workshop on Oct. 2 at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in Mason City. The workshop, focusing on methods to reduce food waste and divert it from the landfill includes presentations and discussions from regional experts such as Paul Schultz, resources management coordinator from the Public Works Department in Dubuque and Shelly Codner, Area 2 representative from the Iowa Waste Exchange.

Attendees will also hear from IWRC specialists as well as a panel of representatives from area organizations and businesses who will identify the challenges to food waste reduction and diversion.

The workshop is being held as part of the Iowa Food Waste Reduction Project which is funded through a Solid Waste Alternative Program grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Registration for the one-day workshop is $10, which includes lunch. For more information and to register, visit

The IWRC has been providing environmental services including business assistance, industry training, as well as research and development for over 25 years. IWRC is a non-profit organization, part of Business and Community Services at the University of Northern Iowa. For more information, visit