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The City continues to explore solutions for plastics that are not recyclable at this time, like plastic clamshells often used for take-out food. As part of this process, the City is seeking community input to learn what preferences our residents have for different types of food packaging materials. 

All residents of Iowa City and Johnson County are encouraged to take the anonymous “Community Input: Take-Out Meal Containers” Survey, which should take five minutes or less. Survey responses will help to guide next steps towards efforts to reduce the use of single-use plastic food packaging. 

Take the survey here.

Questions? Reach out to the Recycling Coordinator at or 319-887-6110.

Date of publication

Tuesday, May 25, 2021