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Rockin’ around the Christmas trash: A guide to recycling your holiday waste

Perhaps the worst part of Christmas is the inevitable clean-up afterwards: the mountain of empty boxes, shredded wrapping paper, string lights with burnt-out bulbs and the tree slowly going from beloved holiday symbol to fire hazard. But before you toss […]

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No Rummage in the Ramp this summer, but pop-up sites will offer an alternative for donating and recycling items

Rummage in the Ramp had been a staple of Iowa City summers for more than a decade, providing people moving mid-summer, and others with unwanted items at home, a way of getting rid of furniture and other household goods without […]

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Curbside collection of compostable waste canceled in Iowa City on Thursday due to anticipated winter storm

Iowa City is canceling curbside pick-up of compostable waste on Thursday due to the anticipated winter storm. Normal service for customers affected by the cancellation will resume on Thursday next week. Garbage and recycling collection will proceed on their normal […]

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Iowa City is composting Christmas trees and curbside recyclers get the tree collected for free

As the holidays, like the rest of 2020, fade into the past, Iowa City residents with curbside recycling have an easy way to dispose of holiday evergreens going brown. Like other organic waste, formerly festive trees can be put at […]

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No more plastic clamshells, and other changes to Iowa City’s recycling program

Iowa City’s recycling program can no longer digest all those plastic clamshell containers that so many takeout meals come in, the city’s Department of Resource Management announced on Thursday. “The pandemic has caused a significant increase in the use of […]

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Rummage in the Ramp returns for 13th year

There are many things that define Iowa City in the summer: festivals, street sales, slow-moving quiet afternoons. One of the least glamorous of these seasonal trends is the surge of movers in and out of dorms and apartments as the fall semester approaches. Unwanted items make their way out of living rooms and into dumpsters, or onto the curb to be claimed. […]

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Iowa City curbside recyclers can compost their Christmas trees for free

On the ninth day of Christmas, otherwise known as Wednesday, the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center announced the schedule for curbside Christmas tree collection. Starting on Monday, Jan. 7, curbside recycling customers can put their slowly browning evergreens out […]

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City of Iowa City Recycling presents screening of ‘The Age of Consequences’ in honor of Earth Day

On Thursday, April 19, City of Iowa City Recycling is taking over meeting rooms A, B and C at the Iowa City Public Library to offer a free screening of 2016 environmental documentary “The Age of Consequences.” Popcorn and treats will be provided, and attendees will be invited to take home a free kitchen compost container. The recycling department makes a point to show several environmental films each year to engage the public, Recycling Coordinator Jane Wilch said in an email. […]

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