IA. Agriculture Secretary Visits 61 Chop House in Mepo
After spending the afternoon in West Liberty, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, made his way south to Mediapolis and tried the “Best Burger in Iowa” at the 61 Chop House.
Before he sat down for dinner we asked about the West Liberty Foods Landfill Free Celebration…
“The whole company has gone landfill free. None of the things that come in thats a waste product for them do they actually take to a landfill. Much of it, they will recycle or they have reduced the amount thats coming. In some cases, they will burn it (wastes) because it’s combustable and they use it to replace coal in some of the facilities that use coal in concrete manufacturing and other kinds of things”.
Northey also said that as far as he knows, it’s the only processing plant that has went “land fill free”.
He also really enjoyed his burger.