Republic Services, the City of Iowa City’s contracted recycling processing company, experienced a fire in a portion of their facility on Friday, February 16. This has impacted their ability to process their normal volume of materials. Due to that, the public drop-off site located on Benton St. will remain closed until further notice. The City encourages residents to use their curbside recycling or any of the below drop-off site locations for recycling:


East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Boulevard SE  (Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Newspaper/magazines/mixed paper/office paper/junk mail/chipboard/telephone books/hard cover and paperback books, corrugated cardboard/cartons and aseptic packaging, glass (clear, brown, green), #1 through #5 and #7 plastics, metal cans, plastic grocery bags and film plastic.

Previous Hy-Vee Food Store location, 1201 North Dodge Street (Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Newspaper/magazines/mixed paper/office paper/junk mail/chipboard/telephone books/hard cover and paperback books, glass (clear, brown, green), #1 through #5 and #7 plastics, metal cans, corrugated cardboard/cartons and aseptic packaging.


Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, 3900 Hebl Avenue SW (7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday)

Newspaper/magazines/mixed paper/office paper/junk mail/chipboard/telephone books/hard cover and paperback books, corrugated cardboard/cartons and aseptic packaging, glass (clear, brown, green), #1 through #5 and #7 plastics, metal cans.

Coralville Recycling Center: 950 Hughes St., Coralville, IA (Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Newspaper, magazines, mixed paper, office paper, junk mail, chipboard, telephone books, corrugated cardboard, #1 through #5 and #7 plastics, metal cans and aluminum foil.  Please see http://coralville.org/197/Recycling for more information. 

Please note:  Do not leave items on the ground at ANY drop-off sites.  Items left on the ground at City facilities will be considered illegal dumping and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. 

Commercial Haulers/Businesses:

Republic Services is accepting materials from commercial haulers at the Benton Street facility but does request that commercial haulers call their local sales representative ahead to determine any variations from the normal routine.

Another option for commercial recycling is the Paper Recycling Company.  Please call 319-631-9441 for more information or see https://www.abcdisposalsystems.com/.  
Please contact the City of Iowa City Recycling Coordinator Jane Wilch with questions at jane-wilch@iowa-city.org or 319-887-6110.

Date of publication

Friday, February 23, 2018

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