Update 08/14/2017 at noon
The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center will remain closed for the entire day, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 due to an early morning fire. Staff plan to reopen the landfill at 7 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, and will operate normal business hours.
Crews are still investigating the cause of the fire, and do not plan to release any additional information today.
Original message 08/14/2017 at 8 a.m.
The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center is currently closed Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, due to an early morning fire. Shortly after 2:30 a.m., the Iowa City Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at the landfill. As of 7:50 a.m., the fire has been extinguished with mutual aid received from Tiffin, Oxford and Hills firefighters, and crews are continuing to cover the area. City staff will provide an update at noon.