One Man’s Trash …


Have you heard of the Iowa Waste Exchange? It is a confidential and non-regulatory program of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources provided at no charge and is managed by Region XII Council of Government.

Old Pallets

Old Pallets

They serve Boone, Cerro Gordo, Dallas, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Polk, Story, Winnebago, Worth and Wright Counties.  They also provide their Red Hot Corridor enewsletter that shares items that are available for free or very low priced.  You’ll want to visit their facebook page by clicking here.   You’ll find all kinds of items that may work in your business, give you ideas for your homes and businesses and you help the environment and our towns by recycling!

The Iowa Waste Exchange is one of the nation’s premier materials exchange and technical assistance programs. The mission of the Iowa Waste Exchange is to provide Iowa industries with waste management alternatives and assistance that result in both economic and environmental benefits including waste reduction from Iowa landfills. Funding is derived from a percentage of landfill tonnage fees. Testimonials, case studies and archived success stories are available upon request. Current success stories may be viewed at

Now … let’s take a look at what some enterprising folks did with their old pallets ….