2017 TOURS

Monday, October 2, 1-5 p.m.
Pre-registration is required for tours and the cost is $25. You can register for tours at the same time you register for the conference.  
Tour locations are subject to change.


Landfill/Operations Tour
Visit the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, Petersen Iron and Metal in Coralville, and the River Products Quarry and Recycling Plant. Closed-toe shoes are required for this tour. The Landfill will provide the appropriate PPE to attendees.


This tour is limited to 50 participants. The registration system will allow you to join a waitlist for this tour. You can also contact the conference planner (info@iowaconference.org or 515-681-1026) to be added to a wait list or chose another tour.

Recycling Tour
Learn about Wal-Mart’s waste minimization plans and progress, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ food waste reduction and composting program, and scrap metal recycling at Muscatine Metal.

Sustainability Tour
Visit several Iowa City area sustainability initiatives in practice: the City of Iowa City natural stormwater management at the South Sycamore Greenway, Johnson County sustainability solar panel array and local food farm, and the City of Iowa City and University of Iowa post-flood resiliency projects along the Iowa River.​​