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Iowa City to Ban Corrugated from Landfill in an Effort to Spur Recycling

Monday, December 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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As Iowa City residents haul the remains of their New Year’s Eve to curb, they’ll need to remember a new regulation: no corrugated cardboard in the garbage bin. Starting Jan. 2, a ban on corrugated cardboard at the Iowa City Landfill goes into effect. Corrugated cardboard (the sort of cardboard that has two pieces connected by a wavy layer of cardboard) may be placed in or under curbside recycling bins — boxes should be broken down, with pieces no larger than 2 ft. by 2 ft. — or taken to a recycling facility.

"Our goal in diverting cardboard out of the landfill and into the recycling program is not just waste minimization, but also to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced at the landfill,” Iowa City Recycling Coordinator Jane Wilch told Little Village. "Hopefully this will help get Iowa City closer to accomplishing our greenhouse gas reduction goal.”

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