Pop-up Donation Drop is back 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, on Market Street parking lot in the Northside to offer convenient, no-cost donation options for community members that may be moving or are just wishing to donate usable items they no longer need.

With Rummage in the Ramp not happening this year, the Donation Drop program is meant to serve as an alternative, co-hosted by the City and the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability and the Environment.

At Pop-up events, residents can:

  • Donate usable goods: furniture, clothing, working electronics/appliances, dishes, books, etc. A full list of acceptable donation items is available online. All donations are provided to local non-profit organizations Houses into Homes, and Salvation Army.
  • Donate unopened food: packaged, boxed, or canned. All food donations are provided to Table To Table, the local food rescue non-profit organization.
  • Recycle old batteries: all kinds accepted. Batteries will be safely recycled through the Iowa City Landfill’s Hazardous Material Collection Facility. Batteries should not be thrown in the trash, as they can cause landfill fires. Learn how to properly dispose of batteries at www.icgov.org/hhm.

Pick up educational materials and giveaways. No-cost educational materials and giveaways will be available for residents, including Energy Blitz kits with free LED light bulbs.

Event times/locations:

  • Saturday, July 10, 2021:
    • Market Street parking lot (next to Bluebird Diner, between Linn and Gilbert Streets) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 31, 2021 (two locations and times):
    • Happy Hollow Park (800 Brown St.) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Mercer Park (1317 Dover St.) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information on the upcoming donation events, visit www.icgov.org/donationdrop.

If you are moving in or out of a home, check out the Moving: Waste & Recycling Guide for local resources.

For questions, please contact Jane Wilch, the City Recycling Coordinator, at 319-887-6110 or jane-wilch@iowa-city.org.  

Date of publication

Wednesday, July 07, 2021