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Solid Waste Agency to Hold Public Open House to Educate Linn County Residents on Potential Future of Waste Management

The Solid Waste Agency is holding an informational public open house on April 21, 2022, regarding the ongoing Forward 2044 waste planning process. Cedar Rapids and Linn County residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about what will happen after the current Marion landfill and recycling location, 1954 County Home Road, closes permanently on June 30, 2044. 

The open house will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library. This is an open house meeting, there will be no formal presentation. Light refreshments will be provided. Interested individuals can also watch a virtual presentation starting April 21 to learn more via the Agency’s Facebook page

**If you attend the in-person public meeting, you can enter a drawing for a $50 gift card!**

Karmin McShane, executive director of the Agency, said meeting attendees will learn a great deal about waste and how planning ahead is crucial for the health of the community. “This planning process is an opportunity ensure our community has a resilient, successful, sustainable, and safe future for our solid waste management needs,” McShane said. “While any final decisions are up to the Agency’s board of directors, we want to inform residents on the steps we are taking to best serve them for decades to come.”

The open house will include information about the Agency’s role and operations within the Cedar Rapids and Linn County communities, as well as describing options under consideration by the board of directors, such as alternative technologies, industry best practices, and potential solution implementation timeline.