The Plymouth County Landfill has taken recycling a step further than any other landfill in Iowa.
It is the first in the state to have a Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling program, said Mark Kunkel, landfill manager.
Since starting in January, about 130 tons of asphalt shingles, wood without paint or stain, concrete and metal have been removed from the C&D area of the landfill, he said.
“That was sorted out. It will not be buried,” Kunkel added. “It was all recycled.”