On July 1, 2017, minimum charges and rates to recycle several items will increase at the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center.

Minimum waste fees will increase to $6.50 for Iowa City customers and $7 for other communities and Johnson County residents

Televisions and computer monitors cannot be landfilled and must be recycled. The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center can recycle televisions and computer monitors, as well as most other electronics. The Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore at the East Side Recycling Center also recycles electronics on behalf of the City of Iowa City. New recycling fees at the Iowa City Landfill and at the East Side Recycling Center range from $3 to $17 per item.

The new rates are:

  • $3 for small items such as printers, stereos, VCRs and DVD players
  • $12 for televisions or computer monitors smaller than 18 inches (measured diagonally from one corner to the opposite diagonal corner). Thisfee includes computer components.
  • $17 for televisions or computer monitors 18 inches or larger (measured diagonally from one corner to the opposite diagonal corner and all console televisions). This fee includes computer components.Tire recycling fees will increase to $0.15 per pound with a $3 minimum charge.

Beginning July 1, a secured load policy will also go into effect in order to reduce the amount of litter along Melrose Avenue, IWV Road, Hebl Avenue and at the landfill site. All loads containing materials that are being transported to the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center for processing and/or disposal are required to be covered or secured in a manner that prevents any part of the load from escaping the vehicle.

Methods of cover or securement include but are not limited to tarps, cables, straps, cords or rope. For example, a refrigerator should be strapped in but does not need to be covered. Covers that are shredded or tied so loosely as to allow materials to fall or blow out will be considered non-compliant. Customers will receive their first warning at no cost; after the first no-cost warning, each violation of the policy will immediately incur a $50 fee. 

For Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center hours and information, visit www.icgov.org/landfill. To learn more about the East Side Recycling Center and its services, visit www.icgov.org/ESRC.

Please contact Resource Management Superintendent Jen Jordan at 319-887-6160 or email jennifer-jordan@iowa-city.org or with any questions.  

Date of publication

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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