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Historical Timeline

1972: Commission established to move from dumps to the first sanitary landfill in Scott County.

1977: Second landfill site opens in Scott County at the current Buffalo location.

1988: Appliance demanufacturing begins.

1990: Waste tire recycling program begins.

1991: Compost facility siting begins.

1992: Landfill siting begins.

1995: Scott Area Recycling Center constructed.

1995: April 1st – Curbside recycling begins in Davenport and Bettendorf.

1996: Synthetically-lined Subtitle D landfill with leachate collection system opens.

1996: Household Hazardous Material Facility opens.

2000: Keep Scott County Beautiful established and certified as state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

2001: Household Hazardous Material Satellite Facility opens.

2002: Education Center Addition opens.

2002: Keep Scott County Beautiful certified as state affiliate of Keep Iowa Beautiful.

2002: First E-waste collection event held.

2004: Construction and Demolition Recycling begins.

2005: Electronic Demanufacturing Facility opens.

2008: Keep Scott County Beautiful re-launched as iLivehere: myhome, ourcommunity, Waste Commission of Scott County’s new environmental outreach program.

2008: The Commission establishes its Environmental, Health & Safety Management System.

2012: Electronic Demanufacturing Facility becomes the first entity in the state of Iowa and the first public agency in the world to hold R2 (Responsible Recycling) certification.

2014: Electronic Demanufacturing Facility achieves ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications.

2015: Electronics Reuse Program launches.

2016: Launched "Go All In" recycling program.

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