Iowa City, Iowa, is becoming the latest municipality to switch over to single stream recycling. The city will begin commingling its recycling collection effective Dec. 4.
Plastic bags and glass will not be permitted as part of collections. All other recyclables will be put in 18-gallon bins distributed by the city.
The city will also put in place a cardboard ban effective January 1, 2018.
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Wilch said Iowa City looks to improve upon existing single-sort systems.
“The main thing that we’ve seen from other communities is they’ve seen a slight increased rate of contamination,” she said. “We want to monitor the bins closely and do more outreach and education.”
At 9 a.m. Wednesday, the city of Iowa City’s official Twitter account will do a live “Tweet-along” to explain how single-stream recycling works and to educate the public on how to recycle. All information on the city’s new system will be available on the official Iowa City website.