The City's Donation Drive-Thru was the one-day donation and recycling event on Sunday, July 24, 2022, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Chauncey Swan parking ramp.

In a span of four hours, over four tons (approximately 8,246 pounds) of materials were saved from the landfill and diverted through recycling and donation programs. Below is a recap of materials diverted at the event with estimated weights.

Recycled Materials

  • Batteries: 127.5 lbs.
  • Light Bulbs: 49 lbs.
  • Books: 858.5 lbs.
  • Mattresses and Box Springs: 1,025 lbs.

Donated Materials

  • Books: 850 lbs.
  • Tables: 110 lbs.
  • Chairs: 235 lbs.
  • Appliances: 185 lbs.
  • Dressers and Bookshelves: 150 lbs.
  • Mattresses and Box Springs: 1,320 lbs.
  • Clothing/Shoes: 2,145 lbs.
  • Food: 315 lbs.
  • Hygiene/Grooming Products: 231 lbs.
  • Couches: 75 lbs.
  • Bed Frames: 225 lbs.
  • Lamps: 100 lbs.
  • Household/Kitchen Items: 245 lbs.

The event was 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.

For year-round resources, check out the Moving: Waste & Recycling Guide or the Iowa City Resale and Consignment Directory.

We sincerely thank our staff, volunteers, and sponsors who supported this event! Thank you to our local non-profit partners that received event donations, including Antelope Lending LibraryCrowded ClosetHabitat for Humanity ReStoreHouses into Homes, and Table to Table.

Date of publication

Thursday, August 18, 2022