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Iowa City will finish distributing new carts to curbside recyclers by the end of December

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The new 65 gallon recycling cart (left, with blue lid). — illustration by Jordan Sellergren

Christmas is coming slightly early for Iowa City households still waiting for one of the city’s new 65-gallon recycling carts. The final stage of the distribution of carts to curbside recycling customers will take place from Dec.10 to Dec. 22.

Distribution of the blue-lidded carts began in February. Support for the purchase of the new carts and their delivery to all of Iowa City’s 16,000 curbside recyclers came from a $106,000 grant from The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit.

Anyone who hasn’t received a new cart by the end of December should contact the Department of Resource Management at 319-356-5151. The city has not yet provided an update on the status of composting containers ordered by Iowa Citians earlier this year; more information should be available in 2019.


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