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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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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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Your Village: How is Iowa City recycling adapting to COVID-19?

Have a question about what’s going on in your community? Ask Little Village. Submit your questions through the Your Village feature on our homepage, or email us at editor@littlevillagemag.com. Have there been any changes to Iowa City’s recycling program to […]

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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 […]

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Residents of rural Johnson County will be able to bring household trash to the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center

The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center has been closed to the general public since March 18, as part of the city’s closure of public buildings in response to COVID-19. But starting on Monday, residents of rural Johnson County will […]

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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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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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