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Programs & Tours

The Black Hawk County Solid Waste Management Commission’s educational outreach is provided through the Waste Trac Education Team, with programs and tours for youth, adults, and the general public in Black Hawk County.


Making Connections

The Commission strives to educate the citizens of Black Hawk County about the connection between the choices people make in their daily lives and the impact of those choices on our environment. Through the Waste Trac Education Team and corresponding partnerships, the Commission encourages residents to reduce the amount and toxicity of materials entering the Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill. Along with many other outreach duties, the Waste Trac Education Team provides solid waste related educational programs and tours.


Location, Location, Location!

Waste Trac Education TeamTwo educators are available to provide programs about garbage, recycling, composting, and more throughout Black Hawk County at no charge:

  • During a visit to the Waste Trac Education Center
  • Through outreach activities at your school or group regular meeting location
  • At programs scheduled in public locations (libraries, city/county parks, churches, etc.)
  • On walking tours at the Black Hawk County Sanitary Landfill or the Cedar Falls Transfer Station

Contact the Waste Trac Education Team by calling 319-266-TRAC (8722) or send them a message.


Programs and Tours Available for Your Learners:


Waste Trac Education Team programs and toursYouth Education (PreK – High School)

Waste Trac Education Team youth programs are perfect for kids! Preschools and Head Start classrooms, K-12 public and private school classrooms, home school groups, after school programs, scout groups, and other youth-oriented organizations will love the hands-on, story-based, fun programs. In addition, most activities (including tours) can be adjusted for a specific grade or to cover certain standards and benchmarks or group goals.



Waste Trac Education Team programs and toursCollege Students and Adult Education

Waste Trac Education Team programs are great for adult groups too. College students, civic organizations, neighborhood associations, church groups, bank clubs, businesses, and assisted living groups will enjoy fun, informative activities. Presentations (including tours) can be adjusted to meet your individual group’s interests.



Waste Trac Education Team programs and toursPublic Programs and Workshops

Throughout the year, the Waste Trac Education Team also partners with a variety of other local agencies to provide educational workshops and activities for Cedar Valley residents. From child summer camp days and story hours to adult tours, there is something for all ages!





Check out the Waste Trac Education Team’s social media sites!

Learn about programs. See photos from events. Watch awesome videos. Find fun reuse crafts for a wide variety of items and much more:

Waste Trac Education Team Facebook Page                    Waste Trac Education Team YouTube Channel                   

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