This week, North Liberty will pilot a new curbside composting program that will pick up compostable items alongside trash and recycling every Wednesday, a service that surrounding municipalities have yet to offer.
It will first be tested on seven households, with community-wide participation expected to begin next month.
The implementation is the brainchild of Johnson County Refuse, North Liberty’s contracted waste hauler. The company has composting programs for the University of Iowa and several Iowa City-area restaurants and schools.
North Liberty marks the company’s first residential trial for curbside composting, said Johnson County Refuse owner Steve Smith.