Even though the holidays are a busy time of the year, the Iowa City Recycling Center is making it easy to be environmentally conscious. As you are taking down your holiday decorations, make sure you don’t throw away any lights that don’t work or that you won’t be using any longer.  Teaming up with area businesses, the City has set up several drop-off locations to recycle your lights. The program will run through January 9th. Click here for a complete list of drop-off sites. 

The City of Iowa City is also offering a curbside Christmas tree recycling program. Beginning January 9th, you may haul your tree out to the curb where it will be picked up and brought to the landfill to be mulched. Trees must be real, not artificial,  and have all ornaments and decorations removed. Real wreaths and garlands may also be recycled through the program. All wires and decorations must be removed.

The Iowa City Public Library is offering kids a couple of ways to ring in the New Year. The Totally Tween New Year’s Lock-In will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Friday, December 30th. Kids grade 3rd – 6th will enjoy a movie, games, and pizza. Registration and permission slip is required. 

The next day families can countdown without staying up until midnight. The Noon Year’s Eve Party will begin at 11:30 a.m. on December 31st. The countdown to noon will include a balloon drop, crafts, dancing, and treats. No need to sign up, just come down to the Iowa City Public Library to join in on the fun!

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Date of publication

Monday, December 26, 2016