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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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Curbside collection of compostable waste in Iowa City may be delayed

Curbside collection of compostable waste in Iowa City is running behind schedule this week, due to the Memorial Day holiday and “high usage of yard waste and organics carts by curbside customers,” the Iowa City Division of Resource Management said in a press release on Wednesday. The city is asking customers to leave their yellow-lid […]

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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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Wednesday trash and recycling collection in Iowa City canceled due to extreme cold

There will be no curbside trash and recycling collection in Iowa City on Wednesday, Jan. 30, due to the extreme cold weather predicted for the area. “This cancelation is being implemented to ensure the safety of our staff,” the Iowa City Department of Public Works explained in a statement on Tuesday. Trash and recycling normally […]

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Iowa City will finish distributing new carts to curbside recyclers by the end of December

Christmas is coming slightly early for Iowa City households still waiting for one of the city’s new 65-gallon recycling carts. The final stage of the distribution of carts to curbside recycling customers will take place from Dec.10 to Dec. 22. Distribution of the blue-lidded carts began in February. Support for the purchase of the new […]

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No curbside trash and recycling collection in Iowa City on Thursday

There will be no trash pick-up or collection of recycling and organic waste materials in Iowa City on Thursday, the city announced on Monday. The Thursday routes will be covered on Friday, along with the standard Friday routes. “The Thursday suspension of services will allow Resource Management staff to attend the funeral of long-time co-worker […]

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Details announced on distribution of new Iowa City recycling and compostable waste carts

Distribution of the new recycling and organic waste carts has begun in Iowa City, but some people who signed up for the 95-gallon compostable waste carts may be in for a longer-than-expected wait. “The demand for these carts has been significant and additional carts are being purchased and will be delivered upon arrival,” according to […]

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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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