Citing a decline in the market price, Coralville is no longer collecting glass in its curbside recycling and drop-off programs, but another option is available for residents who prefer not to throw bottles in the trash.
City Carton Recycling notes that it will continue to provide labeled drop site containers for brown, green and clear glass containers only. Brown, green and clear glass containers for food and beverages are 100% recyclable, but not with other types of glass (windows, ovenware, Pyrex, crystal, etc.).
Residents can recycle their glass containers for food and beverages at two City Carton Recycling’s drop sites in Iowa City (3 East Benton Street) and Cedar Rapids (901 Ingleside Drive) at no charge.
As always, City Carton Recycling will continue to offer recycling options for paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum and other recyclable materials at all five of their drop sites, which are open 24/7.
If you are served by the City of Iowa City’s curbside recycling program and you need a replacement or additional curbside recycling bin, you can pick one up for $12 at Iowa City Hall’s Cashier, 410 E. Washington Street (8:00am-5:00pm) or at the Iowa City’s Streets & Solid Waste offices, 3800 Napoleon Lane (7:00am-3:00pm).
More information about City Carton’s single stream recycling programs and acceptable/unacceptable recyclables are available at www.CityCarton.com,
Also, the city of Iowa City does not pick up glass at the curb but does have three drop-off locations for clear, brown and green glass containers: East Side Recycling Center (2401 Scott Blvd. SE), 24 hours; North Dodge Hy-Vee parking lot, 24 hours; Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center (3900 Hebl Avenue SW, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.)
Questions? Call the Recycling Coordinator at at 887-6160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org