From wrapping paper to product packaging, the winter holiday season creates an increase of trash. The amount of waste sent to the landfill can be reduced by recycling and re-using materials whenever possible. Follow these guidelines to keep recyclable items out of the landfill this holiday season:
Holiday MaterialsMany holiday wrapping and greeting materials can be recycled. Recycle the following items curbside or at the Coralville Recycling Center, 950 Hughes Street:
Tip: Reuse holiday ribbons, bows, gift bags, tissue paper, and wrapping paper when possible, and wrap gifts in re-usable materials, tins, cloth bags, or baskets. Choose recyclable gift wrap when possible.
Not RecyclablePlace items that are not recyclable in your garbage, or reuse them:
Holiday LightsDrop off holiday lights through January 9, 2023, at any drop-off holiday light recycling location throughout the Coralville and Iowa City area. How to recycle holiday lights
Holiday TreesThe Coralville Solid Waste Department will collect live holiday trees, wreaths, and greenery throughout the month of January.
Electronics & AppliancesHoliday gifts can mean "out with the old and in with the new" when it comes to electronics and appliances. Try to keep working items out of the landfill by donating them whenever possible. Electronics and appliances that need to be discarded are picked up by appointment, and do not go in the trash. How to dispose of appliances and electronics