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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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Cardboard will be banned from Iowa City garbage bins starting next year

As Iowa City residents haul the remains of their New Year’s Eve to curb, they’ll need to remember a new regulation: no cardboard in the garbage bin. Starting Jan. 2, a ban on corrugated cardboard at the Iowa City Landfill goes into effect. Corrugated cardboard (the sort of cardboard construction that has two pieces connected by a wavy layer of cardboard) may be placed in or under curbside recycling bins — boxes should be broken down, with pieces no larger than 2 ft. by 2 ft. — or taken to a recycling facility. […]

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