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Campus Sustainability: Sustainable Dubuque

Local Conference Opportunity!

The Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is held each fall in Dubuque.For more information:  http://gscdubuque.com/

Green Spaces in Dubuque

Public Transit, Biking, and Walking in Dubuque

Public Transit Information, including the Rack and Ride procedure for bikes on city buses: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.aspx?NID=274

Dubuque Jule Bus routes/schedule: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.aspx?NID=1211 

Dubuque Trails and Bike Routes: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.aspx?NID=1589

Bike coop: http://dubuquebikecoop.org/

Bike shops:

Bicycle World: http://bicycleworlddbq.com/

The Bike Shack: http://www.thebikeshack.com/

Smarter Sustainable Dubuque

City Sustainability Resources

Sustainable Dubuque: http://www.sustainabledubuque.org/

Information about the city's curb side collection program, including food scrap and yard waste recycling programs, proper disposal of certain hazardous wastes, electronics recycling, and large-item pick-up: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.aspx?NID=235

Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency: http://dmaswa.org/ 

Dubuque City Services - Sustainable Dubuque: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/?nid=606 

Residential Energy Efficiency: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.aspx?nid=1405

City of Dubuque water department: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.aspx?nid=494

Pollution Prevention information from the City of Dubuque Water & Resource Recovery Center: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.aspx?NID=665

City Media archives - searchable, including programming on sustainability related issues: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/media/

Recycling (non-curbside)

Dittmer Recycling: http://dittmerrecycling.com/  

Glass Recycling: http://dittmerrecycling.com/recycling-services/drop-off/

CFL Recycling: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.aspx?NID=1166

Recycling Electronics and Cell Phones - the following businesses offer recycling, trade-in, or purchase programs for used electronics:

Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/null/Recycling-Electronics/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025 

Staples: http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/easy-on-the-planet/recycling-and-eco-services.html

Key City Recycling: http://keycityrecycling.com/

RadioShack: http://www.radioshackcorporation.com/citizenship/tradein.php 

Medications

Call your pharmacy or check here to see if they participate in a medication "takeaway" program: http://www.iarx.org/takeaway/

Hartig Drug Take Away program: https://www.hartigdrug.com/contrib/docs/TakeAway.pdf 

Walgreens Recycling Program: http://www.walgreens.com/topic/sr/sr_safe_medication_disposal.jsp


Hazardous Waste and Special Materials

Check the Dubuque Area Solid Waste Agency website for information on safe disposal of these items: http://dmaswa.org/

Local Sustainability Orgs

Green Dubuque http://greendubuque.org/ 

Dubuque Audubon Society: http://www.audubondubuque.org/

Green Vision Schools: http://www.dmaswa.org/services_education.cfm

Keep Dubuque County Clean and Green: http://dubuque-cleanandgreen.org/ 

Dubuque Soil and Water Conservation District:  http://www.dubuqueswcd.org/

Information from Sustainable Dubuque for Businesses and Organizations interested in sustainability: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.aspx?NID=698

Local/Organic Food in Dubuque

Dubuque Farmer's Market information: http://www.dubuquemainstreet.org/fm.html

Fountain Park Farmer's Market: http://www.farmersmarketonline.com/fm/FountainParkFarmersMarket.html

Dubuque Food Coop: http://dubuquefoodcoop.com/

Dubuque Food Store: http://dbqfoodstore.com/

Community Gardens: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.aspx?nid=1478

Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens: http://www.cityofdubuque.org/index.aspx?NID=1179

Area Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs:

Tree of Life: http://treeoflifecsa.com/

Two Onion Farm: http://www.twoonionfarm.com/

Small Family: http://www.smallfamilycsa.com/

Honey Hill Organic Farm: http://www.honeyhillorganic.com/CSA-packages-infomation.html

Donating/Selling Used Items

St. Vincent de Paul Society (2 Dubuque locations) http://www.svdpusa.org/ 

Goodwill: http://www.visitgoodwill.com/shopping.html#shopq1

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop http://www.cancer.org/myacs/midwest/areahighlights/american-cancer-society-discovery-shops

Salvation Army http://satruck.org/donate-goods

Dubuque Rescue Mission Thrift Store: http://dbqrescue.org/?page_id=155

Hut 8: http://hutno8dubuque.com/index.html

Plato's Closet: http://www.platosclosetdubuque.com/

Request to join the "Dubuque Garage Sale" group on Facebook for a chance to advertise items for sale.

Register to host your own garage sale and receive helpful organizational tips through Dupaco Community Credit Union's community wide garage sale promotion each spring. http://www.dupaco.com/page.php?page=271