Curbside pick-up of compostable waste is restarting in Iowa City

Regular curbside collection of organic waste for Iowa City’s composting program will resume on Monday, March 18, as the annual six-week suspension of the service comes to an end. The annual suspension is intended to conserve fuel and reduce expenses during the late winter, when there is limited demand for organic waste pick-up. Also on […]

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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 with other organic waste on the regular collection day. The trees will be composted, and […]

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After the light goes out in your jack-o’-lantern, Iowa City will compost it

According to Irish legend, the original jack-o’-lantern was an accursed object carried by a man doomed to walk the Earth forever. On the plus side, that meant it never rotted. (It was also a hollowed-out turnip with a burning coal inside, not a smiling, candle-lit pumpkin.) Contemporary jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkin or turnip, aren’t immortal, but their […]

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Get rid of household hazardous materials at a collection event on Friday morning

Got a dead car battery? Old cans of varnish or paint thinner cluttering up your garage? Is there unwanted weed killer in your shed? On Friday morning residents of Iowa City, Kalona, Riverside and certain parts of Johnson County will be able to dispose all that and other household hazardous materials during a mobile collection event at the East Side Recycling Center […]

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New carts for compostable materials available in Iowa City

Iowa City is rolling out new organic waste carts for people who want to participate in the city’s curbside composting program. The new carts come in two sizes: 95 gallons and 25 gallons. “We’re recommending the 95-gallon cart to households that are producing a large amount yard waste on a regular basis,” said Iowa City […]

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Mobile food vending program starts today

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The City of Iowa City pilot program for mobile food vendors starts today as five food carts set up shop in Chauncey Swan Park. The new program goes through October 31 and will allow vendors the opportunity to sell their food on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the downtown park. […]

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