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Public Programs

The Waste Trac Education Team partners with a variety of governmental agencies, non-profits, coalitions, universities, libraries, and cities to provide public programs and educational opportunities for county residents of all ages. We hope you can join in the fun!


Public Programs with the Waste Trac Education TeamOnline Calendar of Events

Check out the selected public events below or visit the calendar of events for a full listing of Waste Trac Education Team public outreach opportunities, spring and fall drop-off events, monthly Solid Waste Management Commission Meetings, and landfill holiday closures.

*Youth and adult educational programs may be scheduled with specific schools or groups, but are not listed on this calendar. Please contact the Waste Trac Education Team to inquire about scheduling with your group.




Upcoming Public Programs

The Waste Trac Education Team is excited for these up upcoming public programs and educational opportunities!


Fall/Winter 2018

Holiday Themed “Trash to Treasures” Craft Activities at Local Libraries


Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Waste Trac Education Team for a fun, free “Trash to Treasures” repurposing craft program at a local library.

Stop in to make holiday crafts from junk! Create ornaments and holiday decorations from jigsaw puzzle pieces, old holiday cards, and reuse other junk items in creative ways. These activities are suitable for crafters ages K- 8th, but older siblings and adults are encouraged to stay and help the younger ones.

The library programs will be open house style, so drop in to make one repurposed craft or stay for the whole time and do all the age appropriate projects. No registration required.

Wednesday, November 14th from 3:00-5:00 PM at Hawkins Memorial Library (La Porte City)
Tuesday, December 11th from 3:30-5:00 PM at the Evansdale Public Library
Thursday, December 13th from 3:30-5:30 PM at the Dunkerton Public Library
Wednesday, December 19th from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Hudson Public Library


Summer 2018

A Practical Backyard Tour on June 16th

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A PRACTICAL BACKYARD TOUR of Waterloo & Cedar Falls!


Organizations and homeowners will be opening up their green spaces and backyards to share various sustainable and Earth-friendly practices! Visit 7 creative, sustainable backyards and green spaces at your own pace and in any order. This educational event is FREE and open to the public!

Tours will take place (rain or shine) on Saturday, June 16 from 10 AM – 1 PM at various locations (below).

Then, join us for the finale and prize drawing at 1:30 PM at SingleSpeed Brewing (325 Commercial Street, Waterloo) 

  • No pre-registration required, however…
  • Receive 1 EXTRA prize drawing ticket when you log into Facebook by 3pm on June 15th to RSVP. Simply click “Going” on the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition’s Facebook event post!
  • On the day of the event, sign a waiver at your first stop. Receive one ticket at EACH site that you visit, then enter them into prize drawing at the finale! The more locations you visit, the better your chances are of winning!
  • The prize drawing will feature a 55-gallon hand painted repurposed rain barrel, a rain barrel converter kit, a pollinator-friendly plant package, and a potted fruit tree. Must be present to win!

This event is sponsored by the Healthy Cedar Valley Coalition in partnership with the Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Project, Green Iowa AmeriCorps, KWWL, the City of Waterloo, the City of Cedar Falls, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, the Waste Trac Education Team, EMBARC, the Cedar Falls Seed Library, Petersen & Tietz, Meyers Nursery, and SingleSpeed Brewing.


For more details, download the tour brochure and event poster
contact the Waste Trac Education Team at 319-266-8722.



Summer Camp Partnership with Hartman Reserve Nature Center

For details, fee information, and registration forms can be found at: BlackHawkCountyParks.com


 Scrap metal tour during public programs with the Waste Trac Education Team.Landfill tour during public programs with the Waste Trac Education Team.

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