Donation Drive-Thru Save the Date

This web page provides information on waste reduction, recycling, and disposal resources when moving in or out. In addition to event opportunities, such as Donation Drive-Thru this summer, the Iowa City community has a variety of resources (provided below) to support donation, reuse, and recycling of items year-round. 

Iowa City Citywide Garage Sales

This year's Iowa City Citywide Garage Sales will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2022 from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page

Donation Drive-Thru

Save the date for Donation Drive-Thru, an event that will take place downtown Iowa City on Sunday, July 24, 2022 from noon to 4 p.m.

Whether you are moving or just need to recycle or donate certain items, all Iowa City residents are welcome! The location and a full list of accepted items for donation or recycling will be announced soon. 

The event is meant to support local residents moving during the lease-turnover time at the end of July by providing disposal options for common or problematic items when moving. The City and several non-profit partners will offer donation and recycling options for items like books, batteries, unopened non-perishable food, and more!

Residents will not have opportunities to purchase items. Only items on the accepted items list will be accepted for donation or recycling, and a full list of items will be available soon.


Check out the list below for local resources on donation and disposal of items, as well as, ways to get involved in waste reduction in our community. 

View the Moving: Waste & Recycling Guide (or view the text-only version) for a list of local curbside collection, drop-off, and community programs and resources. 

Reduce and Reuse Stuff

For a variety of resources and information on how to reduce waste and reuse, visit the Reduction and Reuse web page

For year-round consignment and donation opportunities, check out the Iowa City Resale and Consignment Directory. These stores and organizations offer a variety of donation and consignment options. Beyond donating or selling, Iowa City residents can purchase items, and even furnish an apartment or home, at an affordable price with gently-used items. 

Repair Stuff

Visit the Repair web page for free tips, tricks, and tutorials on how to fix a variety of common items yourself. 

If you are not interested in do-it-yourself and you prefer to hire a professional, the Iowa City Area Repair Directory offers a list of professional repair options available in our community. 

Share or Borrow Stuff

There are a lot of items that can be rented, shared, or borrowed instead of bought which can save you time, money, and garage space. The Iowa City Rental Item Directory offers a variety of rental opportunities in our community for equipment, supplies, tools, and more. 

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