Supervisors discuss options for rural waste management

By Zach Jensen,

Winneshiek County rural waste management will likely soon go high tech. 

During its regular meeting, held May 28 due to the Memorial Day holiday, the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors discussed the need to gather more information on how much the rural dump sites are being used. To do that, the most popular idea, originally suggested by Supervisor Steve Kelsay, is utilizing technology used by many members-only clubs.

County GIS and IT Director Jon Lubke presented some information on a cloud-based system which could enable rural waste customers to manage their accounts while simultaneously providing the county with rural dump site statistical information.

“The monitors at the sites would have a tablet or phone, and they would basically check people in,” Lubke said. “Then, if people are paid up, and they qualify for the system, they’d be able to check a green checkbox and use the site.”

Full article in the May 30 Public Opinion newspaper.

The next meeting of the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, June 3, in the courthouse annex. 

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