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Iowa Waste Reduction Center launches new record-keeping application

October 21, 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) is excited to announce the launch of Paint Tracker, a free online resource that can be used to record and track paint and solvent usage.

"Various regulations require businesses to maintain records for paint and solvent usage. This can become tedious and time-consuming, especially for larger facilities," said Dan Nickey, associate director at the IWRC. Using Paint Tracker, businesses are able to input data on a regular basis and generate reports as needed to meet regulations.

The IWRC originally developed this software in 2007, then known as PaintPlus. It was available as downloadable software, which made it only accessible from one computer. "The decision to develop a web application meant a greater ease of accessibility, and we were able to add upgraded reporting capabilities to Paint Tracker," said Nickey.

Paint Tracker was developed by IWRC's Iowa Air Emissions Assistance Program environmental specialists with funding by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. To learn more and register for a free account, visit

The IWRC has been providing environmental services, including business assistance and industry training as well as research and development, for more than 25 years. IWRC is a nonprofit organization and is part of Business and Community Services at the University of Northern Iowa. For more information, visit or contact Joe Bolick, IWRC communications and grant manager, at 319-273-6577 or