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Curbside recycling in Iowa City will get easier next month


Iowa City recycling bin. — photo courtesy of the City of Iowa City Recycling

Curbside recycling in Iowa City will become simpler next month. Starting Dec. 4, paper and non-paper items in recycling bins will no longer need to be separated.

It’s an attempt to increase the number of households that recycle by making the process easier, according to the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center’s website.

The list of items accepted for recycling in the curbside program won’t change. Only certain paper, plastic and metal items can be placed in the blue bins, and plastic bags and glass aren’t accepted. Pieces of cardboard must no larger than 2 feet by 2 feet. A full list of the items accepted in the curbside program and other information about recycling in Iowa City is available online.

The next planned change in the curbside recycling program is scheduled for 2018, when Iowa City will begin to introduce larger carts for recyclables.

In addition to the curbside program, the city also has four drop-off recycling locations.


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