Iowa City Landfill reopens to the public, Coralville adds an extra trash pick-up day and the Can Shed is back

The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center will reopen for all residential customers on Monday. “All services, including yard waste, bulky items, electronics and appliances recycling, and compost will be available,” the Iowa City Public Works Department said in a statement. “Wood chip mulch will not be available until further notice.” The city closed the […]

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Make your Halloween more green by bringing your candy wrappers to Little Village for recycling

Halloween, you might think, should be the greenest holiday this side of Arbor Day. Its traditional decorations are heavily berry-based (pumpkins are berries, botanically-speaking, and highly compostable), and it celebrates recycling in the form of zombies and Dr. Frankenstein’s monster-making. But one big part of Halloween isn’t eco-friendly. […]

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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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