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Iowa City/County Waste Authority Opens Recycling Facility

Article-Iowa City/County Waste Authority Opens Recycling Facility

Iowa’s Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency has opened a new resource recovery facility.

The drive-through facility, approximately 47,000 square feet, accepts paper, plastic, glass, cardboard, batteries, fluorescent bulbs and electronics, including TVs and computers, the agency said in a news release.

It also accepts household hazardous material such as paints, stains, cleaners and other household materials.

It has a recycling tipping floor of 25,000 square feet, where the recyclables will be dropped, loaded and trucked to a processing facility. The space will be used for various resource recovery efforts, including wood, asphalt shingles and other materials as markets emerge.

Areas of the building have in-floor heating, which is captured waste heat from the agency’s landfill gas-to-energy system. The agency is seeking Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Residents can use the services for no charge. Qualified businesses can use the hazardous program for a charge.

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